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Building evidence on modern slavery

If you can’t measure it, it doesn’t exist. That’s the theme of the week. When it comes to modern slavery, human trafficking and child labor — the targets of Sustainable Development Goal №8.7 — measurement is easier said than done. The absence of hard data on these problems has led to criticism by the Washington Post, the Guardian and other outlets.

Closing the gender-equality knowledge gap

You can’t manage what you don’t measure, or at least pay attention to. The results of a survey on knowledge of gender equality among national policymakers, released at the United Nations General Assembly, showed a shaky grasp on key gender-equality facts. Only about one-quarter of the policymakers knew the maternal mortality rates in their own

Rise Fund invests in Dharma to simplify data management during crises

TPG Growth’s Rise Fund has invested Washington D.C.-based Dharma to simplify data management during crises. The data platform is already used by responders to medical crises in Iraq, hurricanes Harvey and Irma, and the humanitarian disaster in Syria. Dharma’s software-as-a-service technology simplifies the real-time collection, management, analysis, and visualization of data. The platform, “revolutionizes the way

B Corp list, Rise Fund’s data deal, Rise of the Rest finalists, India’s $8B impact market, paradox…

Greetings, ImpactAlpha readers! #Featured: Open Mic Move over Fortune 500. Here come the B Corp 846. New Belgium Brewing Co., in Fort Collins, Colo., is employee-owned, wind-powered and now selling its brew in all 50 states. Its Fat Tire beer may be among the best in the world, but it made B Lab’s annual list for

Impact data flywheel, African agribusiness deals, corporate renewables push, Blade Runner through…

Greetings, ImpactAlpha readers! #Featured: ImpactAlpha Original The impact data flywheel is beginning to spin. ImpactAlpha wraps up the “Operation Impact” series, produced in collaboration with the Case Foundation, which highlighted advances in data gathering and analysis that are starting to make it possible to add “impact” (to risk and return) as a core consideration in

Useful impact data, lab-grown meat, Rise Fund’s under-30 challenge, Mexican impact bonds

Greetings, ImpactAlpha readers! We’re ba-a-ack. #Featured: Open Mic Impact Management: How the right data can drive performance for people and the planet. All investments have an impact. But what type of impact and how does it compare? Bridges Fund Management facilitated the Impact Management Project, a group of more than 700 impact practitioners backed by the