- The $23-billion-and-rising market is still dominated by manufacturers like Kimberley–Clark, Procter & Gamble, and Johnson & Johnson. But companies like Cora, Lola, and now Rael, are tapping into women’s growing concerns about the chemical additives and environmental sustainability of their menstrual products.
- The Brief’s Big 10: Adventures in stakeholder capitalism, Opportunity zone experiments, innovations in donor-advised funds, CNote’s Agent of Impact
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- Stakeholder capitalism, mitigating income-inequality risk, forest resilience bond, artificial intelligence for good
- Sure, automation and the gig economy can undermine quality jobs with good wages, reliable benefits, advance opportunities and paths to ownership. Likely more culpable: Short-term investment strategies that pressure companies into squeezing workers and disgorging cash.
- Institutional investors have a growing awareness of the systemic risk posed by climate change. Investors have been slower to appreciate the possibly greater risks of increasing income inequality.
- The Rockefeller Foundation, the Gordon & Betty Moore Foundation, Calvert Impact Capital, and CSAA Insurance Group are providing the upfront capital.