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#Dealflow 9.21.16: d.light’s D Round, $17.5M for Medical Credit Fund, Global Goals for Hedge Fund Chief

Sure, the sharp drop in the price of photovoltaic panels has spurred the off-grid solar market in Africa. But what’s really driving investor interest in the sector is the viability of pay-as-you-go pricing models, which bring solar costs in line with the budgets of developing world consumers. The latest case in point: d.light, one of

#Dealflow 9.21.16: d.light’s D Round, $17.5M for Medical Credit Fund, Global Goals for Hedge Fund Chief

Sure, the sharp drop in the price of photovoltaic panels has spurred the off-grid solar market in Africa. But what’s really driving investor interest in the sector is the viability of pay-as-you-go pricing models, which bring solar costs in line with the budgets of developing world consumers. The latest case in point: d.light, one of

The Tribes of Impact Investing, the Big Tent and Getting Real About #SOCAP16 (Podcast)

SOCAP: the place where the citizens of Impact Land gather to discuss … what exactly? And who are these people, anyway? This week on Returns on Investment our roving panelists deconstruct the annual Social Capital Markets conference, scene of a thousand meetings, hundreds of panels and dozens of parties. This week’s episode brought our three regulars

The Why of Impact Investing, Millennials and the Last Word at #SOCAP16

Jed Emerson has been studying his history, as evidenced by the arc he traced from Dutch East Indies Company in 1604 and the 1848 Oneida commune in upstate New York, through the German dissident Dietrich Bonhoeffer, the Marshall Plan, to our present moment and “out into the future for more centuries to come.” https://medium.com/media/4ce86790a9e08b178b7868daec6c02f3/href And Jed,

FOMO in Impact Investing, Across the Gender Divide, Beyond Mush: Day Three at #SOCAP16

Highlights and tidbits from the Social Capital Markets conference in San Francisco: Leveraging FOMO to drive institutional change. It seems big banks and venture capitalists may be as susceptible as teenagers to the Fear of Missing Out. James Rantanen of Deutsche Bank had been working since 2008 to build a platform for the bank’s wealth

Investing in the Value of Eliminating Food Waste

More than $200 million is lost to food waste every year. Spoiled, unwanted, imperfect food that businesses pay to grow, package, transport, refrigerate and throw-away uneaten. American agriculturalists are shifting from paying to manage waste to saving money eliminating waste such as developing “co-products” and circular products from material that was once fodder landfill. How