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Adobe Capital exits Mexico’s NatGas Queretaro

Adobe, the venture fund of Mexican impact investing firm New Ventures, has exited its investment in NatGas Queretaro, New Ventures told ImpactAlpha. NatGas helps taxis and buses in Mexico convert to natural gas, cutting 30 percent of CO2 (and fuel costs by half). Details on the exit were not disclosed. NatGas was started in 2012;

Which investors will get in on the explosion in sustainable food and agriculture?

The more than $300 billion in annual investments needed to implement the 2030 global goals related to food will unlock more than $2.3 trillion in business opportunities each year. And sustainable food system investment opportunities are everywhere. In real estate investments in organic farmland and sustainable managed forests. In public and private equity in agtech and

Follow Friday, impact exits, sustainable food system investing, this week’s quiz

Hello ImpactAlpha readers! Our U.S. readers already are well into Memorial Day weekend, the semi-official kickoff of summer, when we also remember our war dead. We’ll be off on Monday, but back on Tuesday, with a kickoff of our own. #Featured: Follow Friday This is the 17th week and 89th issue of The Brief. Close followers of

Michigan Good Food Fund has deployed $10.5 million to food startups in the state

Six Michigan businesses dedicated to healthy eating have received a total of $10.5 million in loans from the $30 million Michigan Good Food Fund since it launched in 2015. Two initiatives received the bulk of the financing: Grand Rapids-based Diamond Place, a $42 million mixed-use development that includes 100 affordable housing units and a grocery store;

Urban Us and BMW-Mini team up to accelerate urbantech

Urban Us, the smart-city venture fund, is partnering with BMW-Mini to find entrepreneurs focused on the future of cities with solutions for urban pollution, energy savings in buildings, and workforce connectivity. It’s the third round of the URBAN-X accelerator program in Brooklyn, launched by Mini last year. “As cities continue to grow, they magnify opportunities

Getting down with the SDGs (podcast), fintech and urbantech, Etsy’s purpose

Greetings, ImpactAlpha readers! #Featured: ROI Podcast Are you down with the SDGs? Yeah, you know me. Our host, Brian Walsh of Liquidnet, serves up a softball pop-culture reference in our latest Returns on Investment podcast. Which David Bank, our editor, completely muffs. ImpactAlpha regulars know we are indeed down with the SDGs, or the Sustainable Development

Imagine Boston in 2030

Since September 2015 more than 14,000 Beantown residents have identified challenges, set 2030 goals for the city and pitched in ideas for policies and investments to achieve them. The Imagine Boston 2030 plan imagines a more economically inclusive and climate resilient city. In nearly 400 pages, the plan lays out visions for “dense new neighborhoods