Renewables are no longer ‘alternative.’ Fossil fuels are ‘legacy.’

The decision facing investors, from American families with 401(k)s to managers of the world’s largest pension and sovereign wealth funds, is whether to bet on the low-carbon energy transformation now well under way – or stick with business-as-usual. At stake is not only retirement security but whether the end of the fossil fuel era is

The Road to Financing for Climate Action Leads to Marrakech (Podcast)

Last year’s Paris climate accord has reached the threshold for approval and will go into effect Nov. 4. Now comes the challenge of financing the massive effort required to hold “the increase in the global average temperature to well below 2 °C above pre-industrial levels,” as called for in the accord. “Government action, while essential, isn’t

#Dealflow 8.17.16: Mosaic’s big raise, a ‘smart city’ in Virginia and new financing for PowerPlant, Zoona, Galvanize and Scripbox

The big #Dealflow news of the month is the $220 million in equity financing raised by California-based solar financing company Mosaic. The financing, led by Warburg Pincus and supported by Core Innovation Capital and Obvious Ventures, “provides an open runway for growth,” said Billy Parish, Mosaic’s founder and CEO. Mosaic provides financing for residential rooftop solar installations

ImpactAlpha’s #DealFlow 3.4.2016: Kiva Aims to Finance One Million Women Entrepreneurs

Small is beautiful (but not enough). The crowdfunding platform Kiva teamed up with development agencies to back women micro-entrepreneurs; Access Power is seeking to identify early-stage African energy companies through a competition; and two more Indian startups get seed financing. Kiva partnership introduces women-focused fund. A crowdfunding platform focusing on women entrepreneurs has been jointly launched by

ImpactAlpha’s #DealFlow 2.18.16: Jana’s Free Internet Raises $57 Million

This week in impact investing: mobile ad platform Jana raises $57 million to expand free internet services; Social Finance launches a South Carolina social impact bond for mothers and children; a fund in the UK offers tax relief along with an expected 8 percent return; and more! Jana raises $57 million to expand free internet

Jigar Shah to Bill Gates: We Already Have the Technology to Solve Climate Change

Bill Gates and 30 other innovators have signed up to support the Breakthrough Energy Coalition to fill a very important gap in clean energy – early commercialization. The challenge with Gates’s announcement is that while he and other are filling a real need, it is not the most pressing need and certainly not all that

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 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