- The company raises mealworms and uses their larvae to make two products: YnMeal, a fishmeal for farm-raised fish, and YnFrass, an organic plant fertilizer made from mealworm larvae castings.
- The Brief’s Big 7: Impact alpha in Latin America, entrepreneurship in Opportunity Zones, beyond equity, Agent of Impact Clara Barby
- Follow the talent with ImpactAlpha’s weekly report on career moves, job openings, events and opportunities
- Beyond equity, Atlanta’s green impact bond, Root Capital’s social impact incentives, overheard at the FLII
- Environmental impact bonds, which reward investors for backing projects that achieve positive environmental outcomes, are being used as a way for cities to finance greener infrastructure.
- Many impact investors avoid early-stage businesses because of the perceived risks.
- “My challenge to these investors, and to any limited-partner or asset manager who wants to support impactful companies, is to be open to rethinking when and how they invest, not just what they invest in,” Village Capital CEO Allie Burns writes in a guest post on ImpactAlpha.
ImpactAlpha, February 21 – Under a new agreement with a pair of development finance institutions, agriculture financier Root Capital is eligible for up to $1 million in incentive payments on loans it makes to high-impact agribusinesses in Colombia, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, and Peru. Already Root has deployed loans eligible for the payments to farmer organizations