Letter from Brazil: Collective Action to Help Small Businesses Achieve Development Goals

As the host of two historic UN summits on sustainable development in the past 25 years, it should come as no surprise that Brazil is actively engaged in testing innovative approaches to reach the sustainable development goals. Supporting small and growing businesses (SGBs) can be an important part of this agenda, contributing to advances in

How Small Businesses Are Having Big Impact on Global Goals

Most emerging-market entrepreneurs probably are not aware of the United Nation’s 2030 Sustainable Development Goals. Fewer still are likely to be motivated by them. What does motivate entrepreneurs is the opportunity to solve big problems. In emerging markets, meeting broad social needs such as financial services for the poor, off-grid energy and basic sanitation services represent tremendous business possibilities.

DealFlow Nov. 5-12: ImpactAlpha’s Weekly Roundup of Investments, Raises and Exits

What, where, when and how impact capital flowed this week...See more impact deals in ImpactAlpha’s DealFlow section. Send your dealflow news to info@dev.impactalpha.com. Mexican impact fund raises via public markets. Venture capital firm IGNIA has reached a $90 million first close on its second fund with commitments from domestic pension funds. The Mexican pension funds, which were