- Production of the staple commodity that feeds 3.5 billion people needs a radical overhaul to reduce emissions and build resiliency to climate change.
- 'Regulatory sandboxes' have have caught on as a way to allow for controlled experimentation in regulation-heavy sectors such as finance and energy. Can they be used to foster a creative culture in environmental restoration?
- Packard Foundation and the MacArthur Foundation backed the fund with low-cost debt program-related investments, with a goal to “build a new asset class where none currently exists,” Packard’s Susan Phinney Silver told ImpactAlpha.
The Gig Harbor, Wash.-based foundation is adding $6 million to its already majority mission-aligned investment portfolio.
- Japan has been staking out a leadership position in sustainable investing. Still, two of its largest industries, energy and seafood, have been slow to follow. Two recent reports call out environmental-related risks for Japan’s economy.
Proceeds from the conservation organization's first bond offering will go towards its Working Forest Fund, which is looking to bring together philanthropic and private capital to secure one million acres of U.S. forests.
- Building on its work in Mexico, the conservation nonprofit will study the potential for bringing reef insurance to Florida and Hawaii.