Greetings, Agents of Impact! Featured: ImpactAlpha Original Bamboo Finance, Moeda and the government of Togo launch tech-driven impact fund for tech-driven companies. A Brazilian fintech startup popular with Chinese millennial investors has joined with the African nation of Togo to backstop a planned €100 million ($113 million) impact fund being raised by a Switzerland-based private-equity

Greetings, Agents of Impact! Featured: Returns on Investment podcast Risky Business: Corporations need market signals to reduce climate risks (podcast). Will it be risk – rather than returns – that drives impact investment? Bank of America worries about mortgage defaults from storm-flooded homeowners. Disney frets its theme parks may become too hot for vacationers. AT&T

ImpactAlpha, January 30 – Say what you will about blockchain hype (see “Deals lag the hype in ‘blockchain for good’ investments”). But keep paying attention. “The Blueprint for Blockchain and Social Innovation,” from New America’s Blockchain Trust Accelerator, takes stock of blockchain pilots and programs attempting to boost social impact and governance in business, global development,

ImpactAlpha, November 26 – Big Issue, a London-based poverty alleviation organization, is partnering with asset managers Aberdeen Standard, Columbia Threadneedle, Alliance Beinstein and Alquity to develop an impact investing platform for everyday investors in the U.K. The platform, called The Big Exchange, aims to “make finance more inclusive,” by giving anyone with savings or a

Greetings, ImpactAlpha readers! Featured: Impact Voices The Little Jed Book: Digging into the ‘why’ of impact investing. Jed Emerson rocked the SOCAP conference last year, challenging impact investors to go beyond the ‘how’ of putting capital to work for social purpose and to dig into the ‘why.’ (“I actually begin to cry when speaking about

A new report from the World Economic Forum touts the decentralized electronic ledger’s potential as a game changer for sustainable development finance, among about a half-dozen or so other applications for environmental challenges. The report hypes blockchain’s potential to “unlock and monetize value that is currently embedded (but unrealized) in environmental systems.” Yet only about

Greetings, ImpactAlpha readers! Featured: The Impact Alpha Connecting the dots and charting the narrative, every week. David Bank kicked off the “new” ImpactAlpha back in April with a column that promised we would cover impact investing like the serious beat that it has become. Every day, we’ve tried to bring you the deals, the signals