Featured: Emerging market fund managers scramble to keep enterprises and entrepreneurs afloat
Naturevest is working with 20 island nations on similar deals to refinance their debt and use the savings for marine protection.
To ensure financial relief packages are passed on to small businesses, workers, and the self-employed, Dalberg calls on development finance leaders to scale up coordinated liquidity models, guarantee concessional financing focuses on the most vulnerable and expedite deal processing times, among other recommendations.
- Bill Gates warned recently that COVID-19 could overwhelm health systems in sub-Saharan Africa and have "very, very dramatic" consequences.
- Distributed renewable energy solutions (such as stand-alone solar and mini-grid) represent a clean, cost-effective, rapidly deployable and reliable option to electrify healthcare centers, transforming lives while bolstering global efforts to achieve UN Sustainable Development Goal No. 3 – good health and wellbeing.
Featured: Caprock Group’s Matthew Weatherley-White on how he personally invests for impact
Climate is the organizing principle of Caprock Group’s Matthew Weatherley-White’s personal investment portfolio. In the next installment in ImpactAlpha’s “Walking the Talk” series, Weatherley-White says he’s seizing the current market turmoil to prune and further green his portfolio, which feels “awesome… and responsible… and intelligent.”
“These are critical times for Africa as it addresses the challenges resulting from the Coronavirus,” says African Development Bank's Dr. Akinwumi Adesina.