- Social Ventures Australia is looking to raise $5 million from private investors to expand an employment training and coaching pilot in New South Wales
The annual Who’s Who of impact investing, hosted by Sir Ronald Cohen’s Global Social Impact Investment Steering Group, is convening for the fourth year. The GSG’s annual awards recognized individuals and organizations “radically reshaping how measurable impact on people and the planet is reflected in financial decision-making.” The U.S.-based family office Blue Haven Initiative was
Nike’s deal with Colin Kaepernick has added almost $6 billion to company’s market value. But what has the company contributed to the UN Sustainable Development Goal No. 16, “Peace, justice and strong institutions”? A new initiative launched ahead of the U.N. General Assembly is developing a range of benchmarks by 2023 to assess the progress
- Earlier this year, Impact Shares launched two other impact ETFs on the New York Stock Exchange: NACP, built around companies focused on minority empowerment, and WOMN to back companies that support women’s empowerment.
- While some private debt investors should come for the impact opportunity –expanding access to finance to small and midsize U.S. companies, U.S. job creation, (opportunity zones?), etc, they should stay for the risk mitigation, lower costs, potential to grow their assets.
- Impact investing principles are on their way. The challenge for the principle-makers will be to keep them broad enough to encourage wide participation, but “targeted enough to ensure that impact investors are actually demonstrating real, tangible, positive impact that justifies the use of the term," says Tim McGready, the chief investment officer of Christian Super.
- A number of efforts aimed at closing the missing-middle finance gap for social ventures by monetizing impact are underway.