Global energy access is an impact investment even curmudgeons can love (podcast)

  • The Shine Campaign, which seeks to mobilize both philanthropic and private capital for energy access, surveyed 10 fund managers who collectively expect to deploy $1.3 billion in such ventures over the next two years, with half of the capital already raised. “It’s a hockey stick,” said Shine’s Mark Correnti.
  • The 10 funders are...

Six steps for expanding impact investment products that advance the Sustainable Development Goals

  • Progress towards mobilizing investment towards the Sustainable Development Goals has been slow and thin, write Rockefeller Foundation’s Lorenzo Bernasconi and Carolien de Bruin and Josephine Damstra of C-Change, an Amsterdam-based impact strategy consultant.
  • They call for solutions “to achieving a step-change in the number and scale of ‘fit-for- purpose’ investment products that are SDG-aligned."

Can corporate sustainability benchmarks turn the SDGs into a race to the top?

Nike’s deal with Colin Kaepernick has added almost $6 billion to company’s market value. But what has the company contributed to the UN Sustainable Development Goal No. 16, “Peace, justice and strong institutions”? A new initiative launched ahead of the U.N. General Assembly is developing a range of benchmarks by 2023 to assess the progress