- In a guest post on ImpactAlpha, agriculture finance experts from ISF Advisors and the RAF Learning Lab discuss how to “get smart” about donor objectives, about impact returns and about blending capital.
- Njonjo claims that the company isn’t changing anything about its impact mission. But Twiga’s growth comes with some strategy shifts that could affect smallholder farmers, who produce 75% of Kenya’s fresh food.
Rabobank's U.S.-based agricultural finance arm is rolling out a loan product to help farmers' weather income fluctuations during the three-year organic certification process.
- 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.
- Solving malnutrition will require a significant capital infusion in a more local, more sustainable, global food system able to deliver more affordable healthy food. That’s a big opportunity for impact investors.
- 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.