These investors are fixing finance to better serve Black entrepreneurs

  • Finance organizations around the country are doing away with incumbent investment practices that have excluded people of color. New investment models are democratizing decision-making, rethinking credit underwriting and directing capital to fill long-standing gaps.

African Leadership University secures $30 million to train Africa’s future leaders

  • A $30 million Series B funding round led by Danish billionaire Anders Holch Povlsen will support the institution’s goal of teaching three million African students by 2035 by funding expansion of its leadership and technical skills training centers.

The Inclusion Alpha: Year in Review

  • Expanding the circle means not only including underrepresented and underestimated entrepreneurs, customers, communities and countries. It means changing who writes the checks and who’s at the tables where decisions are made.
  • Inclusion bridges divides and counters toxicity. It also expands opportunities and reduces risks. Call it “inclusion alpha.”