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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...

Time Is Up on Business As Usual, Says GIIN CEO

Amit Bouri, the CEO of the Global Impact Investing Network, is racing to support efforts by impact investors to raise capital to...

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...

The Week Ahead: Six Months of COVID-19

After six months of living with COVID-19, the world is getting a better sense of what is possible and what isn’t. And...

Contradictory Economic Signals Suggest ‘Two Americas’

One part of America is enjoying the soaring stock market and booming home sales. Another part is worrying about getting evicted and...

Black Entrepreneurs Navigate Cannabis Licensing

Though some states wanted to use cannabis legalization to make up for the disproportionate impact the criminalization of marijuana had on communities...

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? 

How HVAC Upgrades Fight COVID-19 and Climate Change

Energy-efficient upgrades to HVAC systems at schools and other critical buildings can prevent the spread of COVID-19. Federal funding and tax incentives to...

Writing the Future: Investors Pushing ESG Values Into Boardrooms

U.S. investors have turned up the heat on companies with a record number of ESG shareholder resolutions this year and the COVID-19...

Opinion: African Innovators Not Hitting Pause During COVID

African entrepreneurs defy expectations during the pandemic, innovating while experts and assistance providers stay grounded in their home countries

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...

The Week Ahead: U.S. Economy Tied to Congressional Action

This week, the U.S. Senate will begin debate on a fifth stimulus bill in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. Will Congress...

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...

Mandela Prize Laureate Urges Free Access to COVID-19 Vaccine

Marianna Vardinoyannis was awarded the 2020 Mandela Prize by the United Nations. She is being recognized for her humanitarian work, including expanding access...

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...

When Is It Green Finance and Not Just Green Giving?

Financial institutions are pitching their eco-credentials as the coronavirus subsides. Clean energy commitments will matter most. This article is...

The Week Ahead: Congress Returns to Work on Next COVID-19 Relief...

Congress returns after a two-week recess to hash out plans for another coronavirus relief program, with additional pressure for action coming from...

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,...

Oil and Gas Companies Remain Mum on How They Spent $2...

Major oil and gas companies have yet to disclose how they plan to spend $2 billion the industry received from the Coronavirus...

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...

COVID-19 Isn’t Only Reason U.S. Glass Recycling Trails Europe

Glass recycling in the U.S. is down due to COVID-19 and weak laws.Reused and recycled glass is cheaper to produce than making...

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...

New Jersey Hopes Wind Port Powers Post-Pandemic Rebound

New Jersey expects an offshore wind port in Salem County will help the surrounding region rebound from the economic impact of the...

Africa Needs to Regain Momentum on Electrification Effort, Says IEA

Faith Birol, the executive director for the International Energy Agency, said Africa needs to find ways to battle the COVID-19 pandemic while...

How Are Impact Investors Reimagining the Annual Conference?

Impact investing is a truly global sector, with regional variances in ecosystems, regulations, and community needs, so it does make sense for...