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#Dealflow 6.23.16: Funds Boost Global Entrepreneurship, Chan-Zuckerberg Backs Andela, and a Bump for Diabetes Prevention

There’s nothing like a gathering of more than a thousand global entrepreneurs and investors in Silicon Valley, headlined by President Obama, Secretary of State Kerry and Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg, to bring out the announcements of new funds and initiatives. The 7th annual Global Entrepreneurship Summit is in full swing at Stanford University, so we are

Rising Tides: Debt-for-Nature Swaps Let Impact Investors Finance Climate Resilience  

A thousand miles off the coast of East Africa in the Western Indian Ocean lies the Republic of Seychelles, a nation of 115 islands with a population of just under 90,000. The Seychelles is known as a Small Island Developing State (SIDS), but it is more accurately a Large Ocean Developing State (LODS): Like other

#Dealflow 6.8.16: Financing Farmers, Banking on Conservation, Investing in Education, and $123,456,789 for World-Positive Companies

We’re catching up on a busy few weeks in impact investing. Many of the funds and investors ImpactAlpha has been tracking are accelerating their dealmaking. Enjoy a full helping of Dealflow — and remember to send your own deals to Smallholder farmer finance in Indonesia. Mercy Corps’ Social Venture Fund completed its second investment in the

Fish Forever: Manila Hotels Put Sustainable Seafood and Local Livelihoods on the Menu

News traveled fast in Antique, Philippines, when some fishermen and women started earning up to 25 percent more than current market prices. “Word got out and fishermen from neighboring municipalities were coming around asking how they can get in the game,” says Dale Galvin, one of the architects of Fish Forever, a new initiative aimed at

Corporate ‘Toilet Coalition’ Takes Care of Business of Sanitation

As the classic children’s book says, “Everyone poops.” That makes the global sanitation crisis an opportunity for top global corporations to deepen their relationship with an emerging class of global consumers and their own employees. The UN estimates that more than a third of the world’s population, or 2.5 billion people, lack basic sanitation services

ImpactAlpha’s #DealFlow for Feb. 12, 2016: Weekly Roundup of Impact Investments

This week in impact investing: A new fund from the makers of Sesame Street backs childhood health and education ventures; alternative fish feed producer Calysta teams up with Cargill; Sanergy raises $1.7 million for franchise toilets in Kenya; and retail investors in Canada can now invest online in CoPower’s first green bond. New Sesame Ventures and

Community-Supported Fisheries Seek Growth Without Throwing Their Brands Overboard

Community-supported fisheries are becoming a hit with finicky foodies and green consumers that like to be able to trace their seafood back to the dock, and sometimes the boat that it came from. The idea has been that payment from consumers at the start of the season provides participating fishers upfront capital and a fair