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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...

Stoking Passion for Impact Bonds With Passion for Social Issues

COVID-19 pandemic is leading to increased flow into social and sustainability-linked bonds, according to 280 CapMarkets’ Jennifer Tonda. ESG bonds allow fixed-income investors...

India’s Micro-Mobility Sector Poised to Take Off Post-Pandemic

Micro-mobility services in India expected to benefit in post-pandemic world.  Investors have poured more than $9 billion into micro-mobility companies worldwide this year. Commuters...

Mastercard Foundation Aids COVID-19 Relief Effort, Bolsters African Businesses

Mastercard Foundation is aiding the medical effort against COVID-19 in Africa and elsewhere, while supporting entrepreneurs that have been hammered by the...

Stagnation, Not COVID-19, Biggest Threat to Impact Investing’s Future

Sustainable investing must be nurtured by individual companies that promote and live green and carbon-decreasing solutions, experts say. Estimated net flows for...

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...

U.N.-Backed Investor Group Calls for a ‘Green Recovery’ From COVID-19

Participants in a virtual conference held by the Principles for Responsible Investment and others urged the world to use an estimated $20...

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.

Varo, Mobile Bank Backed by Bono’s Rise Fund, Adjusts During COVID-19...

The online bank is boosting partnerships with job platforms and putting an emphasis on processing customers’ relief fundsVaro Money expects approval to...

Sustainable Food Packaging Expected to Make Comeback Post-COVID

Put on shelf during spread of COVID-19 in favor of disposables, sustainable food packaging expected to return.Progressive companies and localities throughout the...

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...

Stacey Abrams Calls for Minority Business Support at SOCAP’s Spectrum Event

Spectrum, an event devoted to addressing the U.S. racial wealth-gap, took place online amid a social justice movement and a pandemic that...

Sustainable Blue Economy Gets Boost From COVID-19 Hiatus

COVID-19 quarantines have led to less pressure on the world’s oceans, and new policies will be needed if the positive changes are...

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...

‘Poverty Itself is Violence’: Pandemic, Floyd Death Expose Racial Realities in...

Deadly coronavirus takes greater toll U.S. black households  Black wages and employment were gaining before the virus began taking its toll and reversed...

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...

COP26 Delay Gives Banks Time to Align With Climate Agenda, Advocates...

Some environmental advocates say the postponement of the COP26 meeting due to the pandemic may give financial institutions time to come up...

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...

Operation Warp Speed Still Needs to Prevent Profiteering, Advocates Say

Advocacy groups urge the U.S. government to disclose information about a taxpayer-funded venture to develop a COVID-19 vaccine in collaboration with the...

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...

NYC Seed Investors Aren’t Slowing Startup Funding Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

COVID-19 hasn’t slowed seed investors in New York. Changes in behavior triggered by the pandemic are an opportunity for telehealth, work-from-home startups with...

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...

Women’s Economic Losses Mount During Pandemic, Highlighting Investment Need

Pandemic highlights need to invest more in women utilizing so-called “gender lens” Investing in women has proven lucrative while boosting women’s socioeconomic standing...