“We do not want to make the take your medicine, eat your vegetables films,” Budnick told ImpactAlpha. “We want to make commercial films that draw people in, get wide audiences, win awards and can move a lot of people.”
Village Capital is getting into the fund management business, first with long-time partner MetLife Foundation’s $3 million program-related investments fund.
The venture fund's first investment is Cosynd, a startup that simplifies the process of obtaining copyrights for creators such as musicians, songwriters and authors.
Five of the 10 startups in the Techstars’s Atlanta-based social impact accelerator hosted with Cox Enterprises are focused on skills development, academic success and workplace wellbeing.
Proceeds from the bond, the second in IIX's Women’s Livelihood Bond series, will support organizations helping low-income women in Southeast Asia transition to sustainable livelihoods.
“We have always thoughtfully invested in our communities, and the Opportunity Zone legislation allows us to take the next step,” says Fifth Third's Catherine Cawthon.
Citi Impact Fund will cut checks of up to $10 million for companies addressing workforce development, financial inclusion, sustainable energy and water use, and high-impact infrastructure.