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The rest of the world has trouble providing universal health coverage, too

2030 Experts have identified 11 ideas to achieve affordable universal healthcare. U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon and Queen Mathilde of Belgium converse on mental health. PC: United Nations As the U.S. Senate considers ways to revamp the health care system, so is the “High Level Political Forum” at the U.N. One of the Sustainable Development Goals

Intellecap: Building businesses for the next three billion middle-class consumers

Markets aren’t built overnight. Neither are companies with the potential to change the world. Vineet Rai has spent the last 15 years building both markets and companies in India, through business advisory firm Intellecap and venture investment firm Aavishkaar. Vineet Rai, founder of Intellecap and Aavishkaar l Photo credit: Journey’s of Change The two companies merged in

New Latin America venture fund invests in Listo

LEAP Partners has made an undisclosed investment in Listo, based in San Jose, Calif. The financial services firm provides affordable financial services and insurance to low-income Latinos in the U.S., half of whom are underbanked. It received funding from Acumen last year. Listo is the first investment from LEAP Partners I, which is not explicitly impact-focused,

Fintech startups are disrupting Mexican financial services by banking the unbanked

Financial technology, or fintech, startups offering digital payment, remittances and lending services, could capture 30% of Mexico’s banking market within 10 years, according to Finnovista, a fintech accelerator. Six in 10 Mexicans are unbanked. Financial exclusion is a problem but “also an opportunity,” Francisco Meré, the director of Bankaool, one of the first online-only banks

Impact Investment Exchange, venture fund for Latino entrepreneurs, fintech in Mexico, investing in…

Hello ImpactAlpha readers! Some evening reading for your impact pleasure. #Featured: ImpactAlpha Original Building a social capital market in Asia. As one of the first female Bangladeshi investment bankers on Wall Street, Durreen Shahnaz came to appreciate the immense power of financial markets. She went on to roles at the World Bank and Grameen Bank.

Impact Investment Exchange: Building a social capital market in Asia

As one of the first female Bangladeshi investment bankers on Wall Street, Durreen Shahnaz came to appreciate the immense power of financial markets. She went on to roles at the World Bank and Grameen Bank. She launched, and sold oneNest, an e-commerce company that gave micro-entrepreneurs global market access. IIX founder Durreen Shahnaz accepting the GSG

Nations map contrasting paths for sustainable development

As the U.N.’s high-level political forum unfolds, the 44 voluntary national reviews being presented are revealing a myriad of different interpretations and strategies for implementing the 2030 Agenda. In Kenya, the government officially adopted the Sustainable Development Goals last year alongside its domestic “Vision 2030” — an ambitious development framework that aims to “transform Kenya into a newly