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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

Is the Recovery of Wild Fisheries the New J-Curve for Impact Investors?

The Sustainable Ocean Fund plans a $50 million first close later this year, and ultimately intends to deploy $100 million across 10 to 15 investments in near-shore fishery investments in places like Belize, Bangladesh, and Madagascar. The fund manager, Althelia Ecosphere, last year raised nearly $120 million for its Althelia Climate Fund, which finances projects

Encourage Capital: Six Blueprints for Financing Sustainable Fisheries

Investors can earn double-digit returns while simultaneously helping to restore and protect global seafood supply, according to first-of-its-kind market research by Encourage Capital. Investors got a sneak peek at the research last autumn, as reported by Impact Alpha. Now the report is out in full and it features six blueprints for investing in profitable fisheries with social and environmental

P.T Bali Seafood: Netting Fresh Fish through Community Investment in Indonesia

Reliable sources of fresh, high-quality fish are the key to P.T. Bali Seafood International’s business. So processing fish closer to where fish are caught makes sense. Access to better fish and use of better technology means Bali Seafood can pay fishermen more. And more money lets the fishermen improve their fishing gear and manage their quotas, making their wild capture

Beyond Sustainability: GreenWave’s Regenerative Ocean Farm

R. Buckminster Fuller was a founding father of systems thinking. You can look it up. And you can look up an index of ideas that honor such thinking in the roster of winners of the annual Fuller Challenge, the $100,000 award given by The Buckminster Fuller Institute, which is seeking to extend the vision of the

Beyond Sustainability: GreenWave’s Regenerative Ocean Farm

R. Buckminster Fuller was a founding father of systems thinking. You can look it up. And you can look up an index of ideas that honor such thinking in the roster of winners of the annual Fuller Challenge, the $100,000 award given by The Buckminster Fuller Institute, which is seeking to extend the vision of the 20th-century inventor