- Impact investors can’t invest their way out of structural problems. More than 55 impact investors are putting a “whole-system” lens on issues like inequality, discrimination and resource exploitation.
- New funds targeting the conversion of traditional businesses to worker-ownership are structuring terms to meet the needs of owners without putting undue risk on workers
- In 2018, the top 100 U.S.-based cooperatives raked in a combined $222 billion in revenues, according to an annual tally by National Cooperative Bank.
- Taking to the streets in massive numbers and refusing to back down, the popular uprisers could forestall even deeper economic dislocation in the long run.
- Impact investing is caught between a stalled global agenda, represented by the Paris climate agreement and the Sustainable Development Goals, and surging populism on the left and the right that is properly skeptical of bankers, corporations, billionaires and fund managers.
Long-term investment and engagement strategies have enabled faith-based investors, many of whom have small portfolios, to get the ear of corporate behemoths like Walmart on urgent social issues.
- The firm has raised more than €150 million ($167 million) for the fund and made six investments, including a German university complex, a Swedish school, Italian and Danish hospitals, and health center and nursing home facilities in the U.K.