The Impact Alpha, retirement plan for the gig economy, Hewlett’s sustainable banking push

  • The Impact Delta: Change is good for investors focused on environmental and social performance
  • A retirement plan for the gig economy?
  • Agents of Impact: Follow the Talent
  • Hewlett Foundation aims to activate retail banks for climate action
  • Wunder Capital raises $112 million to scale US commercial solar financing

Gray Matters Capital launches accelerator for Indian edtech startups

  • Success looks like… Selected companies should target a user base of 1 million with at least 50% women, and offer an affordable product.
  • Supporting growth… Participating companies will each get up to $35,000 to support mentorship in user engagement and mobile product strategy.

Three signs that new ‘rules of the game’ are making global finance more sustainable

  • Cookie-cutter bonds... Green bond issuance has jumped 14-fold to $155 billion since 2013.
  • Flight from carbon... Investors have pulled an estimated $5 trillion from carbon-intensive assets (through 2016).
  • China… China’s “Guidelines for Establishing a Green Financial System” cover banking, capital markets and insurance and are among the strongest national commitments to sustainable finance.