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Proponents of pay-for-success financing structures are laying the groundwork to pioneer the tool in as-yet untested social issues, like drug addiction recovery and the refugee crisis. Social impact bonds (SIBs) have now been joined by development impact bonds (DIBs) and even humanitarian impact bonds (HIBs). Commercial investors, such as French bank BNP Paribas, are starting

Rockefeller Brothers Fund: How the Oil Heirs Are Getting Out of Fossil Fuels

The Rockefeller Brothers Fund — founded in 1940 by the five sons of John D. Rockefeller Jr. — made headlines a couple years ago when it announced it would divest its endowment of fossil fuels. Breaking with its own oil legacy was part of the fund’s decade-long commitment to align the impact of its $860 million endowment with its

ESG Alpha? ImpactSpace Brings Environmental, Social and Governance Ratings to Impact Investments with CSRHub

ImpactSpace, ImpactAlpha’s open database for the impact investing marketplace, is bringing CSRHub’s environmental, social and governance ratings into the world of impact investing. With a new partnership, ImpactSpace users seeking company information will be able to see CSRHub CSR/ESG ratings and data whenever available. CSRHub provides access to corporate social responsibility and sustainability ratings and

#Shifts September: New Theses, Markets and Signals Guiding Impact Investors

Welcome to #Shifts, ImpactAlpha’s monthly roundup of the ideas and trends driving impact investing. In this edition: investors see opportunity in scaling impact companies, fintech is on fire in Mexico, and human rights is investable. #Shifts happen. THESES: Provocative investment propositions Growth capital to scale proven impact business models. Last week, with the announcement of TPG’s

Debating the Impact Economy

What did the presidential candidates say? No, Fran Seegull and Nancy Pfund did not get a shout-out from the debate stage at Hofstra University for their open letter to the presidential candidates promoting “The Impact Economy.” But a few minutes into Hillary Clinton’s opening remarks on “Achieving Prosperity,” a friend texted me, “It sounds like

Debating the Impact Economy: What Did the Presidential Candidates Say?  

Debating the Impact Economy: What Did the Presidential Candidates Say? No, Fran Seegull and Nancy Pfund did not get a shout-out from the debate stage at Hofstra University for their open letter to the presidential candidates promoting “The Impact Economy.” But a few minutes into Hillary Clinton’s opening remarks on “Achieving Prosperity,” a friend texted

An Economy for the Common Good: Building a Balance Sheet for Companies’ Impact

More than two thousand years after Aristotle, a growing movement is bridging his division between oikonomia – an economy that supports the common good – and chrematistike – making money. The movement for an “Economy for the Common Good,” launched in Austria in 2010, has gained the support of 2,200 companies in 50 countries. Most