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MetLife anchors Reinvestment Fund’s Clean Energy Fund

  • Mid-sized opportunity... The Clean Energy Fund will accelerate the availability of energy focused improvements for smaller- and mid-sized projects.
  • Energy services providers… The fund will issue loans of up to $3 million for projects with Power Purchase Agreements and Energy Savings Agreements,

Four ways to build a new, and better, US development finance institution

  • Bipartisan support... A proposal for a new United States Development Finance Institution has bipartisan momentum in a politically polarized Washington.
  • To get it right... the architects should expand the institution's set of financing tools and embed impact management in the organization's DNA, say Dalberg's Kusi Hornberger and Shyam Sundaram...

What’s the fiduciary duty of index investors when it comes to gun companies?

  • Index funds should focus... on how gun sales gun affect the systems on which all of the companies in the index depend, says B-Lab's legal head Rick Alexander.
  • A fiduciary... must think systemically in order to serve the interests of investors.
  • This means... an investment steward can forgo a gain at an individual company to preserve systemic value, and the value of an entire portfolio.

Atlanta and Baltimore going green with ‘environmental impact bonds’

  • Impact goal: Build green stormwater infrastructure and cut damaging pollution runoff from storms
  • Atlanta seeks $13 million to cut flooding and improve drainage on the west side
  • Baltimore to raise $6 million to reduce runoff into Chesapeake Bay
  • Quantified Ventures to structure the bonds, as it did with Washington DC, which pioneered the approach