Bain Double Impact calls a trend: sustainable meals

  • Big secular trend... Bain Capital Double Impact believes it is at the forefront of an impactful trend.
  • Hungry for sustainable food... The impact fund has made two investments in the past week in healthy, sustainable restaurant ventures.
  • Displacing unsustainable... As part of its impact management process, Bain tracks  "unsustainable meals displaced"...

Investors commit $7 million more to Asia’s sustainable fisheries

The Meloy Fund, which is investing in coastal and fishing communities in Indonesia and the Philippines, has closed a $7 million capital investment from the Global Environment Facility and family office Ceniarth, after raising $10 million in August. The fundraising also includes a USAID guarantee for the fund’s investors. The Meloy Fund is managed by conservation

Eight winners of the Fish 2.0 business competition snag startup cash and a network

This year’s winners include: EnerGaia, which is rooftop farming spirulina algae in Bangkok, and Sustainable Fishery Trade, which is cultivating fair and sustainable trade among South America’s artisanal fisheries and working to make octopus processing more inclusive of women. The Fish 2.0 competition, now completing its third cycle, connects sustainable seafood ventures with investors. Eight winners

Aqua-Spark backs aquaculture ventures Proteon Pharmaceuticals and Cryoocyte

The Dutch aquaculture fund has made 15 sustainable aquaculture investments over the last two years. Poland-based Proteon has developed an antibiotic-free method of killing bacteria like salmonella in fish and poultry. Aqua-Spark was the sole investor in its $4.1 million Series A round. “We’ve been looking at disease-battling companies from the beginning,” Aqua-Spark co-founder Mike Velings told

Unlocking the blue economy, microfinance exit, Make Our Planet Great Again, scaling mini-grids

Greetings, ImpactAlpha readers! #Featured: ImpactAlpha Original Engaging local communities to unlock investment in the Blue Economy. Poor fisheries management around the world means foregone economic benefits of about $83 billion a year. One key to recovering that loss: local community engagement in fisheries management and recovery. ImpactAlphareturns to its “Financing Fish” theme with a dispatch