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New ‘Swell’ impact investing platform joins an increasingly crowded field

Life insurance firm Pacific Life has launched Swell, a social impact investing platform open to investors with as little as $500 to commit. The venture, Swell, is a similar concept to other impact-focused investing platforms targeting everyday investors that have launched and raised money recently (OpenInvest closed a seed round of funding earlier this week). Swell is

Andreessen Horowitz backs impact investing robo-advisor OpenInvest

OpenInvest, the socially-responsible online-investment platform for retail investors, has raised $3.25 million in seed financing. Andreessen Horowitz, one of Sand Hill Road’s best known venture capitalists, led the round. Unlike many online passive investment options, OpenInvest allows users to manage their portfolio around themes such as climate change, fossil fuels, gender and LGBT equality, or political

Private equity looks to SDGs, Emerson Collective backs Neighborly, A16z backs OpenInvest, sleeping…

Greetings, ImpactAlpha readers! #Featured: ImpactAlpha Original Growth-market private equity investors seek direction from the 2030 global goals. Amid volatile currencies and political uncertainty, the Sustainable Development Goals are providing direction for private-equity investors in growing global markets. The 17 goals were touted as a menu of investment opportunities today at the International Finance Corp.’s Global

The sustainable ETF boom, Latin America’s growth in growth-stage, global goal progress

Greetings ImpactAlpha readers! #Featured: Open Mic Can the boom in ‘Sustainable ETFs’ really drive impact? ‘Sustainable’ is the marketing trend du jour in exchange-traded funds, the low-cost alternative to mutual funds that round-up holdings in public companies into entities that are themselves traded on stock-exchanges. That has made ETFs the fastest growing asset class in impact

The $4.2 billion boom in ‘Sustainable ETFs’

‘Sustainable’ is the marketing trend du jour in exchange-traded funds, the low-cost alternative to mutual funds that round up holdings in public companies into listed entities that are themselves traded on stock-exchanges. That has made ETFs the fastest growing asset class in impact investing. Of the 20 sustainable ETFs on the market, 17 have launched

Openimpact.ca profiles more than 150 Canadian impact investing products

Openimpact.ca debuted with information on more than 150 Canadian impact investing products. The public database provides a detailed look into Canada’s C$9 billion ($6.6 billion) market for impact investing. Built by Purpose Capital, a Toronto-based impact-investing advisory firm, and University of Toronto’s Lee-Chin Institute for Corporate Citizenship, the database includes searchable information on products across