Talking and walking the impact investment beat

  • ImpactAlpha Editor David Bank's standard response... to the question of why he started ImpactAlpha and assigned himself to impact investing was...
  • Let’s cover... impact investing like a real beat, on the hunch that it will eventually become one.
  • The beat is here... In 'The Impact Alpha," his new column, Bank tells readers the challenge for the new ImpactAlpha is staying ahead on it.

NewsGuard launches with $6 million in backing to fight fake news

Steven Brill, founder of The American Lawyer and Court TV, and Gordon Crovitz, former Wall Street Journal publisher, are launching a platform to review and rate 7,500 websites featuring news and articles in the US. “We will tell readers the Denver Post is a real newspaper and that the Denver Guardian exists only as a purveyor

Gender risk, precision watering, fighting fake news, labor lens investing

Greetings, ImpactAlpha readers! #Double Feature: Women Rising Focusing your gender lens to reduce risk — and drive impact alpha. Shalaka Joshi is the South Asia “gender lead” of the International Finance Corp., the private-finance arm of the World Bank. So she can tick off the impact of the IFC’s Banking on Women initiative, which has mobilized more than

Omidyar Network backs Indian self-publishing platform Pratilipi

Ninety percent of India’s 1.2 billion people read, write and speak only their native language, but the overwhelming majority of online content available to them is in English. Pratilipi allows users to self-publish books, essays and stories in eight Indian languages. More than 150,000 items have been published on the site by 22,000 users. “We started

Making the scene at the (highly quotable) Forbes Impact launch party

A retired global bank CEO has come to be helpful. Conversations cluster in front of the requisite logo-covered background poster, ready for celebrity shots. A global foundation executive lauds ImpactAlpha as the go-to place for impact investing news. In front of the fully stocked bar at the back of the Forbes’ reception space on New

Forbes joins the impact investing parade with boldface-name reception

Sorry, it’s invite-only. The magazine’s event arm this week is gathering “the world’s most influential people — entrepreneurs, celebrities, family offices, athletes, investors, musicians, next-gen leaders and creators — to scale impact investing and influence culture.” Forbes will host an impact investing “summit”in June in New York. Forbes is the latest mainstream business publication (see also: The Economist) to