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Mastercard deposits $20 million through CNote’s network of community development financial institutions

ImpactAlpha, October 26 – Mastercard’s has made a $20 million deposit with Oakland-based CNote to boost the lending power of community development financial institutions, or CDFIs, across the U.S.  The financial services giant’s cash was invested in a CNote “Promise” account and will be deposited in $250,000 slugs across CNote’s network of CDFIs.  CNote has

Legal & General burnishes ‘stewardship’ credentials with push for aggressive climate action

ImpactAlpha, Oct. 14 – Out: Quiet engagement with executives. In: naming and shaming recalcitrant corporations.  As more institutional asset owners look for active “stewardship” of portfolio companies by their asset managers, Legal & General Investment Management has staked out an aggressive position. “You need a stick,” says John Hoeppner, LGIM’s U.S. stewardship chief. “We’ve found

Helping companies make good on their commitments to stakeholders

ImpactAlpha, Oct. 7 – When 181 members of the Business Roundtable signed on to a new statement of corporate purpose a year ago, little could they imagine how the COVID-19, racial justice, and climate crises would soon put their stakeholder-centric pledges to the test. A recent analysis of corporate behavior in the wake of the

Salesforce stands up its second corporate impact fund at $100 million

ImpactAlpha, Oct. 6 – Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff is a vocal proponent of ‘stakeholder capitalism’ and the company was a pioneer in corporate impact investing. Now, Salesforce is committing $100 million to a second impact fund inside its corporate venture arm, Salesforce Ventures (see, “SoftBank, Salesforce and Orange signal corporate venture capital’s tilt towards impact

With policy prompts, private equity fund managers can drive social benefits, too

"Investors have an opportunity and a responsibility to rewrite the private capital narrative," write Marieke Beeuwkes Spence of Impact Capital Managers and University Ventures’ Daniel Pianko.

Bank of America issues $2 billion ‘equality progress’ bond to advance racial equity

ImpactAlpha, September 29 – Bank of America has issues a $2 billion bond to advance racial equity. Proceeds from the five-year bond will be used to invest in initiatives having a positive impact on Black and Brown communities. Projects will include affordable housing development, mortgage lending, health facilities and medical practices, minority-owned depository institutions, as