The keyword of the year in climate action: scale. Pension funds and other large asset owners are putting pressure on their asset and fund managers to get on board the low carbon economy in a big way. “What’s materially different from the past is that almost everybody is realizing we have now hit inflection,” Equilibrium
As part of ImpactAlpha’s What Next series with the Global Impact Investing Network, we put out a call for ideas to shift investor behavior and drive systemic changes in finance.
Featured: Capital on the Frontier: How local, early-stage funds find impact alpha in emerging markets
To kick off ImpactAlpha’s “capital on the frontier” partnership with the Collaborative for Frontier Finance and the Visa Foundation, early capital providers in Senegal, Kenya and Pakistan joined Agents of Impact Call No. 12 to explore ways to bridge the small business capital gap in emerging and frontier markets.
The future is “democratized, digitized, decentralized, and decarbonized,” says Generate's Scott Jacobs.
Round up of daily impact investing deal and fund news for Feb. 5, 2020.
CDC is providing $100 million each to South African bank ABSA and Egyptian bank CIB, and $75 million to Pan-African bank TDB.