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Cummings Foundation’s mission alignment, Indonesian wicker weavers, disease care in India

Greetings, ImpactAlpha readers! #Featured: ImpactAlpha Original With new pledge, Nathan Cummings Foundation moves to align endowment with mission. This is no time for business as usual, Sharon Alpert, president of the Nathan Cummings Foundation, made clear in a note last year, when it boosted its grant-making to challenge xenophobia, racism and attacks on democratic institutions

With new pledge, another foundation moves to align endowment with mission

This is no time for business as usual, Sharon Alpert, president of the Nathan Cummings Foundation, made clear in a note last year, when the foundation boosted its grant-making to challenge xenophobia, racism and attacks on democratic institutions and the legitimacy of the press. Now, the 70-year-old foundation is taking another business-not-usual step — for philanthropy — by pledging to

Ecosystem payments, Vietnamese maternal care, farmed fish funding, corporate impact…

#Featured: ImpactAlpha Original The surprising leader in the $36 billion global market for ‘payments for ecosystem services.’ Environmentalists have talked for decades about the value of the clean air, clean water, biodiversity and other “services” provided by nature. Now comes the fullest accounting to date of actual transactions that pay for such services. The headline

The surprising leader in the $36 billion global market for ‘payments for ecosystem services’

Environmentalists have talked for decades about the value of the clean air, clean water, biodiversity and other “services” provided by nature. Now comes the fullest accounting to date of actual transactions that pay for such services. The headline number: between $36 billion and $42 billion per year, in more than 550 “payment for ecosystem services”

Global corporations seek innovation by supporting impact entrepreneurs

The hunt for new customers and new innovations is drawing corporate multinationals toward entrepreneurs who are driving impact on the ground with banking services, farm technology, mobile clinics and off-grid energy sources for the billions of people around the world that still lack those services. Delivering these products and services aligns with the goals of

The Brief’s Big Ten: Revolution in finance, impact at SXSW, gender portfolio risk, badass…

Greetings, ImpactAlpha readers! Another week, another revolution in finance. International Women’s Day has become International Women’s week. We knew the impact investing ecosystem would produce a bounty of research and reports, executive summaries and statements, analysis and aspiration and, as ever, you did not disappoint. One week, it’s gender-lens investing to drive women’s leadership for

NewsGuard launches with $6 million in backing to fight fake news

Steven Brill, founder of The American Lawyer and Court TV, and Gordon Crovitz, former Wall Street Journal publisher, are launching a platform to review and rate 7,500 websites featuring news and articles in the US. “We will tell readers the Denver Post is a real newspaper and that the Denver Guardian exists only as a purveyor