Boston is a growing hub of global – and local – impact investing

  • Boston has a history for challenging the status quo and inventing new ways to connect and engage communities.
  • Today, the city claims global investors and community leaders modeling new ways to put finance to use for the greater good.

Jessica Norwood: ‘Believe in you’ money for black entrepreneurs

New Revivalists is a series from ImpactAlpha and Village Capital profiling the people, places and policies reviving entrepreneurship — and the American Dream. New Revivalist: Jessica Norwood, The Runway Project Place: Oakland, Calif. Mission: To help close the racial wealth gap with  friends-and-family pre-seed capital for black entrepreneurs. Follow: www.therunwayproject.org Jessica Norwood didn’t set out to create

North Carolina idea: Invest in ecosystems that invest in entrepreneurs

A healthy environment for startups begins with a targeted investment in the systems nurturing founders and budding entrepreneurs. That’s been the driving philosophy for Durham-based NC Idea Foundation, which since 2006  has invested millions to support maturing startup cultures in cities and towns across North Carolina. The privately-funded foundation has supported more than 250 North

Western New York Impact Investing Fund backs recycled insulation startup Cleanfiber

  • The WNY Impact Investment Fund launched last year with $8 million to invest in social enterprises in Western New York. Along with Cleanfiber, the fund has backed EcoVerde Organics and Green Machine Equipment.