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Meet the Impact Investing Networks Responding to the Pandemic

Three networks have formed to coordinate responses to the pandemic from impact investorsCoordinating to share vital information and best practices helps the...

Cannabis Sector Aided by $3 Trillion Pandemic Relief Bill

A $3 trillion pandemic relief bill throws a financial lifeline to the cannabis sector amid the economic downturn. Impact investors view cannabis as...

Did U.S. Workers Get Raises in April? Not Exactly

U.S. workers received a 5.6% bump in earnings from March to April, driven by low-wage job losses. The increase in earnings is due...

Renewable Power Grows as COVID-19 Sends Total Energy Demand Tumbling

Total energy consumption has plunged because of COVID-19, but renewables are the one area that will continue to grow. Clean energy isn’t just...

Teleworking (and Maybe Cleaner Air) Will Be COVID-19’s Lasting Legacy

As the economy gears up, some will remain working from home.  Teleworking is a strategic business initiative and could help fight climate change,...

Interrupting the Risk-Bias Cycle for Investors

Unconscious bias, including racial bias, is heightened in a crisis (like the pandemic)If investors focus on low-risk, familiar strategies, they may be...

COVID-19 Contact Tracing Raises Concerns Over Government Misuse, Privacy

Governments are turning to contact tracing apps to curtail pandemic, raising concerns over privacy Governments of all levels are seeking apps that track...

Impact Investors Worry About Job Losses for Young Workers

Impact investors are concerned about the U.S. economy shedding jobs for young workers amid grim reports of the worst job losses since...

COVID-19 Accelerates Move to Impact Investing, Says Partech’s Lavault

The pandemic will accelerate an emphasis on social impact investing, Partech’s Lavault says Post-pandemic funds being announced are focusing on areas that align...

Impact Investors Can Help India Rebound From COVID-19 Lockdown Pain

India’s massive informal sector has had no protection as the country’s economy has been nearly paralyzed by the lockdown imposed to ease...

Big Pharma Should Curb Drug Price Increases During Pandemic, Consumer Group...

A consumer group calls on pharmaceutical companies to freeze drug prices during the COVID-19 pandemic and says the U.S. government should regulate...

COVID-19 Lawsuits Threaten to Overwhelm Reopening Businesses

As retailers, restaurants and corporations around the world return to the work, they’ll be managing ESG risk in new ways — with...

Instant Karma: How Fintech Is Revolutionizing Mutual Aid

Fintech is enabling mutual aid at a new and exciting scaleFintech for financial inclusion is uniquely positioned to help connect SMEs to...

Pandemic Creates Perfect Storm for Oil

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic consumer demand for energy is expected to fall by the largest margin in 70 years, says the...

Vertical Farms Boom as COVID-19 Bolsters Appetite for Locally Grown Food

Vertical farming is booming as COVID-19 bolsters demand for locally-grown greens. Impact investors might find the sector appealing because the farms offer organic...

Sustainability Didn’t Sell Microshare’s Service in U.S., but COVID-19 Has

Microshare’s tracking service, originally aimed to help sustainability, is attracting attention for its potential to help companies contain the effects of COVID-19. The...

Texas Works With ESG-friendly Testing Company PerkinElmer to Tame Pandemic

Texas has bought medical technology from companies, including PerkinElmer, to help boost its COVID-19 testing capacity.  PerkinElmer is a medical equipment company with...

Executive Pay Cuts Signal Shared Sacrifice Amid Crisis

The number of top employers in the US that have cut executive pay has more than quadrupled in the last month. Impact investors...

COVID-19 Shines Spotlight on Employee Welfare as ESG Issue

Many companies are paying greater attention to employee welfare as COVID-19 has underlined the importance of environmental, social and governance factors. Before the...

Early Funding Key to Finding Drugs That Will Fight COVID-19

Early funding needed to advance drugs for fighting COVID-19 Impact investors stepping up to fund research for COVID-19 treatments Billions of dollars are pouring...

COVID-19 Puts Spotlight on Worker Risks and Big Firms Stepping up...

As the COVID-19 outbreak adds to workplace dangers and stress, companies are in some cases stepping up with better pay and benefits. Companies...

COVID-19 Testing Funding Growing, But Ramp-Up Is Slow

Investments aimed at scaling-up COVID-19 testing are growing but can be difficult to access. Testing and isolating people who...

China’s Economy Slides Due to COVID-19 But Quick India Benefit Unlikely

China was hurt by pandemic but India is unlikely to benefit. India’s poor response to the pandemic provides little incentive for investors India’s economy...

Oil’s Misfortune May Cement Renewable Energy and Emissions Reduction Gains

Consumers may permanently alter their energy use following the economic slowdown brought on by the global pandemic. Large energy...

E-Learning Platforms a Bright Spot Amid COVID-19’s Economic Quake

Online learning platforms such as Skillshare and Altversity are trying to grab market share as stay-at-home orders lift demand for their programs. Investments...

Landfill Usage Down During COVID-19 Pandemic

In spite of the large tonnage of medical waste generated by the pandemic, landfill volumes have fallen. Virtually no...

When the Outbreak’s Over, Who Goes Back to the Office?

Millions of Americans are working from home for the first time because of the COVID-19 pandemic, and some won’t return to offices...

COVID-19 ‘Make or Break’ Moment for Companies, WEF’s Teresa Hartmann Says

The World Economic Forum’s climate head warns business leaders they will be judged by how they act during the pandemic.  Companies risk a...

U.S. News Industry, Already Reeling, Slammed by Coronavirus Pandemic

The U.S. news industry, already reeling, may suffer severe blow from pandemic Publicly traded news outlets are sustaining severe revenue losses in crisis The...

Companies Expand Paid Sick Leave Benefits Amid Crisis

Amid an unprecedented health crisis, one-third of America’s top employers have expanded their paid sick leave policies — in some cases offering...