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"In our post-political world, the key distinction is not rich vs poor... it is accelerating change vs resisting change.”
Catalyst Fund, managed by BFA Global and Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors, will support 30 additional companies in Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa, India, and Mexico.
Citi Impact Fund will cut checks of up to $10 million for companies addressing workforce development, financial inclusion, sustainable energy and water use, and high-impact infrastructure.
- To share its early learnings, Blue like an Orange is releasing its internal rating system, SDG Blue, which scores investments against the SDGs in much the same way Moody’s scores companies’ credit ratings.
- “We wanted to find a way to take the SDGs seriously and have a guide for how we select deals, diligence deals and how they move through our process,” says co-founder Suprotik Basu. “There’s a real temptation to back into the icon or the goal that makes sense, and that’s how you get to your SDG impact. That didn’t feel right to us.”
Features: The Week's Agent of Impact Samara Hernandez, Chingona Ventures.
“I'm trying to change the way CEOs experience fundraising,” says Hernandez. “I need to win their deals, too. It's just respect.”