Local impact investing: Progress, shifts and focus

Voices of leading community investing practitioners are on display in several articles featured in January’s “Community Impact Investing” issue of GreenMoney Journal, a sustainable-finance publication from Cliff Feigenbaum. For a movement that now spans the globe, the challenge for many is making it work at home. Betsy Biemann and Keith Bisson of Coastal Enterprises, Inc. chart

Alphabet spinoff raises $20.8 million to improve healthcare access

Cityblock, formerly part of Alphabet’s Sidewalk Labs, plans to partner with community health organizations to deliver primary care, behavioral health and social services to Medicaid and low-income Medicare recipients. Cityblock will open local clinics, called Neighborhood Health Hubs, where caregivers, Cityblock members and community organizations will work together to address health challenges at the local level.

Harnessing tourism for the Global Goals

Tourism accounts for 10% of the world’s GDP and jobs. The industry’s continued existence depends on safeguarding the world’s natural and cultural assets, which are threatened by the swelling ranks of world travelers. The number of jetsetters, currently at 1.2 billion, is expected to grow by 56% to 1.8 billion by 2030. To address potential threats from

Philadelphia: Incubator City, Jana adds ‘impact’, making climate deals work, harnessing tourism for…

Greetings, ImpactAlpha readers! #Featured: ImpactAlpha Original Philadelphia rings the bell on a 21st-century revival. Almost 250 years ago, Philadelphia incubated a world-changing startup: the United States of America. The rest is, well…history. Now, Philadelphia is incubating a locally-driven, 21st-century revival that could become a model for other post-industrial U.S. cities. In 2018, ImpactAlpha is going all

Philadelphia rings the bell on a 21st-century revival

Almost 250 years ago, Philadelphia incubated a world-changing startup: the United States of America. The rest is, well…history. Now, Philadelphia is incubating a locally-driven, 21st century revival that could become a model for other post-industrial U.S. cities. The city finds itself rising on national lists: Leading startup city. Next in tech city. Top cities for social

Paytm launches open-source incubator for Indian developers

The Indian e-payments company wants to support developers in education and financial inclusion, as well as popular tech sectors like machine learning and virtual reality. The “Indian Open Source Project Incubator” is part of Paytm’s “Build For India” initiative. “In our country, we use a lot of open source projects but do not contribute back enough

SHEROES acquires Babygogo to expand community for working Indian women

Sairee Chahal launched SHEROES in 2014 to provide job and work-life balance support to professional Indian women. Nearly half of Indian women leave their professions mid-career for child or eldercare responsibilities. SHEROES is an online community with 20,000 members that helps women find flexible, contract, part-time and work-from-home jobs. Babygogo, based in Delhi provides day-to-day parenting