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Microfinance Institutions Could Help African Entrepreneurs Beat Back the Pandemic

Global Steering Group for Impact Investment, a U.K.-based charitable organization, is asking the world to support African small and medium-sized businesses that...

Companies Must Consider Workers, Not Just Profits, Says Sen. Brown

To prevent a financial collapse, companies need to consider all its stakeholders, not just shareholders, Sen. Sherrod Brown said in a webinar. The...

COVID May Be Impact Investing’s Defining Moment, Actis’s Shami Nissan Says

Corporations’ and PE firms’ coronavirus response — whether or not they abided by social pacts —  will be remembered long after the...

Why Going Green Is Good for Fighting COVID-19

Making buildings more environmentally friendly also makes them more virus-resilient, so why not fight climate change and COVID-19 simultaneously? 

Genomic Tools: Davos Group Aims at COVID Havoc Wreaked Upon the...

Pandemic highlights differences between infection rates among ethnic groups.Medical experts are turning to “precision medicine,” or tailored treatment informed by genomic data.The...

Offshore Wind Proves Impervious to COVID-19 as Global Capacity Grows

Offshore wind capacity is growing even as the pandemic-induced downturn crushes energy demand.Sea-based power should grow by a record 6.6 gigawatts of...

HSBC Launches ESG Reporting Service Amid Growing Calls for Sustainable Investments

HSBC launched an ESG reporting service for clients.Move comes as financial institutions are offering more ESG-related products to cater to growing interest...

When Local Art Creates Local Work

Impact investors, increasingly interested in the creative economy, are convening a community to identify new investment vehicles for $1 billion. With COVID-19 keeping...

Top UN Diplomat Says World Should Work Together to Fight COVID-19

Tijjani Muhammad-Bande, President of the United Nations General Assembly, says cooperation is still the best solution to tackle the pandemic affecting the...

Coronavirus Threatens Progress in AIDS Fight

COVID-19 threatens to reverse some of the progress made in fighting HIV, tuberculosis and malaria, speakers said at the 23rd International AIDS...

Open Road’s Bridge Loans Aid Social Enterprises Battered by COVID-19

Bridge loans from the Open Road Alliance have offered a lifeline to social enterprises and nonprofits hurt by the COVID-19 pandemic.During economic...

The Week Ahead: First Look at Airlines’ COVID-19 Turbulence

Airlines start reporting second-quarter earnings this week and we will get a look at just how bad things are for the industry,...

How Much Should COVID-19 Treatment Remdesivir Cost?

Medical-cost-watchdog organization put out pricing models for potential COVID-19 treatments amid growing controversy about how the U.S. should price vaccines or drugs...

Investors: SEC Must Require Companies to Disclose COVID-19 Worker Safety Plans

Activist investors say the Securities and Exchange Commission’s latest guidance directing companies to disclose COVID-19 related risks and employee protection plans is...

Reimagining the Impact Investing Gathering for a Locked-Down Era

Global impact investing events have rapidly transitioned to virtual ones in response to COVID-19. These events have often been exclusive in an...

Loneliness-Fighting Apps Lift Spirits During COVID-19 Quarantine

To stem feelings of loneliness exacerbated by the COVID-19 quarantine, apps and software programs are springing up to offer companionship, advice. The...

Solar Power Rebound Expected After COVID-19 Speed Bump

U.S. solar sector, which slowed after a record-breaking first quarter, is expected to soon rebound. COVID-19 decreased demand, delayed projects, and caused...

Open Source Technology, Existing Medicines Key to Treating COVID-19, Advocates Say

Advocates say the world should use open source technology to analyze generic medicines that may help treat the COVID-19 outbreak.

Meatpacking Robots May Rise in U.S. Due to COVID-19, Labor Shortages

COVID-19 and industry labor shortages may bring robotics to U.S. meatpacking plants sooner Sustainability may be a benefit of new plants aided by...

City Population Growth May Resume in Wake of COVID Lockdowns

City population growth slowed or fell over the past three years, reversing early-decade expansions, a Brookings Institution study found Exit from COVID-19 lockdowns...

Prince Charles, WEF Call For a Green Recovery from the Pandemic

The Prince of Wales called for a pivot to a sustainable global economy that's more resistant to future pandemics at an online...

Pandemic Relief Program Tweaks Would Make Funds More Accessible

ESG-focused enterprises and other firms accessed the government’s pandemic relief funds, aided by the KPMG Spark accounting system, but some nonprofits are...

Pivoting In a Pandemic

Social enterprise founders are making changes in the wake of the pandemicA more nimble approach sets companies up for future successBusinesses everywhere...

Energy Investments’ ‘Historic Plunge’ Expected Due to Global Outbreak

COVID-19 pandemic and a stagnant economy may result in the largest historic drop in energy investments. As consumer demand recovers, the decline in...

Social Enterprises Fight ‘Period Poverty’ Amid Pandemic

Lockdowns and quarantines have limited access to period products, especially in emerging marketsSocial enterprises are finding creative ways to distribute products and...

Pandemic May Speed Sustainability Factors for Assessing Investments Into Mainstream

ESG isn’t just for impact investors anymore, and the pandemic is expediting the change. Sustainability issues have become a strategic priority for companies...

‘Charity Stimulus’ Would Bring $200 Billion to Pandemic-Hit Americans

Americans benefit from receiving a larger portion of the over $1.2 trillion kept by charitable foundations to offset the economic pain brought...

Edtech Boom Boosted by Experiences in Lockdown

Coronavirus lockdown opens new paths for online education The edtech field may see its growth accelerating even faster because of pandemic The world of...

Future Nursing Homes Will Be Influenced by Pandemic

COVID-19 may speed up modernization and design at U.S. nursing homes The high death and infection rates at nursing homes drew attention to...

ESG Funds Outperformed Peers, as COVID-19 Pandemic Spurred Bear Market

Sustainable funds have performed better than their peers this year as COVID-19 upended markets.  Sustainable funds are underweight energy, overweight technology and companies...