How a green bank could finance New Jersey’s clean-energy economy

Even many Jersey voters might not know that Governor-elect Phil Murphy’s clean-energy platform aims to put the Garden State on a path to 100% clean energy by 2050. New Jersey has the U.S.’s fifth-highest solar installed-capacity, but only 5% of the state’s power comes from renewables. Murphy’s strategy for renewable energy, energy efficiency and clean transportation

Why Rise of the Rest should own impact, Propel Capital’s civic tech fund, cleantech investing 2.0,

Greetings, ImpactAlpha readers! #Featured: Impact Voices Yes, Steve Case, there is impact alpha. As more money folks embrace impact investing, it seems some impact folks are running away. The latest case in point, so to speak, is Steve Case, who took pains to make clear to The New York Times that his new Rise of the

Rise of the Rest should take pride in impact — not run from it

In case you missed it, Steve Case’s new Rise of the Rest fund, which strives to “construct an ecosystem like the one in Silicon Valley that will provide support and connections to entrepreneurs in small towns,” is not an impact investment. In a New York Times article published Monday… …Mr. Case was quick to say

Steve Case attracts a Who’s Who of business to his Rise of the Rest fund

Pick a hot name in business and they’re likely to be an investor in AOL founder Steve Case’s new seed fund for entrepreneurs in middle America. Jeff Bezos(Amazon) — check. Eric Schmidt (Alphabet/Google) — check. Howard Schultz(Starbucks) — check. (Missing: Bill Gates, for now.) There are also Waltons, Kochs and Pritzkers, the founders of KKR and Carlyle Group and fashion designer Tori

India’s one-line revolution, big-name backers for Rise of the Rest, fintech in LATAM and MENA…

Greetings, ImpactAlpha readers! #Featured: ImpactAlpha Original The one-line revolution in land rights in rural India. Suchitra Dey and her husband, a truck driver, had struggled for years to earn a living, taking odd jobs and selling vegetables. Seven years ago, Dey and her family finally got a small plot of their own, in the West

Finding Einsteins: Reducing inequality could quadruple innovation rates

The latest research from Raj Chetty and the Equality of Opportunity Project has found disturbing disparities in innovation rates by family income level, race, and gender that have little to do with ability. The researchers were able to study the lives of more than a million U.S. patent holders by linking patent and tax records with

In the Middle East and North Africa, the 2030 global goals are a $600 billion opportunity

Businesses focusing on resilient cities, sustainable agriculture and new energy could propel more than $637 billion in new business activity and 12.4 million jobs in the region by 2030. A new report from the Business & Sustainable Development Commission, the same group that identified $12 trillion in economic potential related to the U.N.’s Sustainable Development Goals,