This week humans prepared to celebrate earth day and tech companies embraced virtual reality. You can’t make this up. Test your Impact IQ. Take the Brief Quiz #11. Get ImpactAlpha’s daily newsletter, The Brief. 1. The Scottish Government launched a three year social enterprise action plan. What’s one of the goals? a. Maintain the strongest possible
This week, an aircraft carrier dramatically changed course and a man was dragged out of a plane. We’re focused on improving our Impact IQ. Are you? Take the Brief Quiz No. 10. Get ImpactAlpha’s daily newsletter, The Brief. 1. ImpactAlpha launched a new feature profiling folks that matter in impact investing. What’s it called? a. Super Saviors.
How will impact investing fare in the Trump administration? I’m not the first, and undoubtedly won’t be the last, to write about this. Erika Karp at Cornerstone Capital wrote a letter to her investors after the 2016 election and Stephanie Cohn Rupp and Ron Albahary penned a thoughtful and tactical piece last December on the
Investors targeting market-rate returns through impact investments risk overlooking the needs of the enterprises attempting to solve global poverty. Such “have your cake and eat it too” expectations can “undermine the meaningful role [impact investing] can and should play in poverty reduction,” writes Oxfam’s Mara Bolis in an introduction in NextBillion to a new report from
Impact investing asset managers manage some $35.5 billion in assets, up 18 percent in the last two years. That may sound like a lot, but in a $70 trillion capital market, it’s a rounding error. Meeting the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals, for example, requires as much as $5 to $7 trillion each year in public
How do we know if our efforts to make the world a better place are really working? What approaches are most effective for alleviating poverty, combating environmental degradation, or empowering women economically? Where can our investments have the most impact—and why? To start to answer those questions, imagine a remote village in Africa, India, or
Impact Investing Australia and Philanthropy Australia will provide nonprofits with up to $50,000 each to help them transition to self-sustaining models and become less dependent on government or philanthropic grants. Impact investing is “potentially 20 times what is available in grants,” said Chris Wooten of Philanthropy Australia. The National Australia Bank contributed half of the