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Twin Catastrophes — COVID-19 & Climate Change — Highlight Need for...

COVID-19 recovery requires a mindset akin to fighting climate change -- shifting away from short-term results to focusing on sustainability and long-term...

Chile Keeps Climate Change at the Forefront During Pandemic as It...

Amid fears that the coronavirus crisis will set back climate-change goals, Chile raises targets and says carbon emissions will peak by 2025. The...

Repeat Sterilization of Medical Equipment Becomes Tool in COVID-19 Fight

As personal protective equipment (PPE) becomes more scarce for hospitals battling COVID-19, some companies offer services to sterilize used gowns and masks.  Companies,...

Five Ways to Use Venture Capital in the COVID-19 Era

“Venture capital” brings to mind Silicon Valley and the Scrooge McDuck piles of money created by the lucky few who made early...

Althea Finds Its Crypto-Powered Web in Demand During Pandemic

Althea’s mesh network -- where neighbors supply each other with internet and users pay with cryptocurrency -- is deploying in the U.S....

Progressive Ann Arbor Doubles Down on Climate Action Amid Pandemic

On March 30, the city unveiled a $1 billion plan to become carbon neutral in 10 years even as schools and businesses...

Data Centers Buzz as COVID-19 Bolsters Network Use, Stressing Water Supplies...

COVID-19 is bolstering operations at data centers that are already consumers of water, especially in the arid Southwest. Data centers use massive amounts...

World Economic Forum’s Manifesto Tested by Pandemic

The World Economic Forum’s call for companies to have a broader mandate than just profit-making will be tested by the pandemic. Companies that...

Impact Investing Deals Plummet in 1st-Qtr Amid Economic Lockdown

The number of deals in impact investing was down by about half in the first quarter from a year prior, according to...

5 Unexpected Impact Investments in COVID-19 Recovery

While impact investors are typically focused on a longer-term outlook, it’s impossible amid a global coronavirus pandemic not to look at the...

Impact Funds Look to Debt Restructuring, Other Solutions During Pandemic

COVID-19 crisis is testing the resiliency of private equity and social impact investors as cash flow and funding dry up. Emergency measures eyed...

U.N.’s COVID-19 Response May Mobilize Impact Investors

The U.N. launched a COVID-19 plan to end the pandemic and rebuild a post-virus economy.  Secretary-General Guterres says the pandemic is signaling the...

COVID-19 May Wipe Out Decades of African Economic Progress

COVID-19 may reverse economic progress made by African nations. Investments in Africa are likely to suffer as economies plunge into recession. Early-stage startups...

Coronavirus May Boost Recycling’s Status From Helpful to Critical

Pandemic is highlighting that recycling is now essential to U.S. manufacturing Investors are boosting funding of startups that promise to improve the sorting...

Will Impact Investors Be Spared the Wrath of COVID-19?

Impact investors with money in sectors such as biotech, health and communications technology may see pandemic-fueled growth. Forecasting models from a leading climate...

Kenya’s Micro-Borrowers Find Social Distancing a Challenge, Lender 4G Capital Says

Kenyan borrowers from microlenders can’t stay home to avoid coronavirus, African lender 4G Capital says.Africa’s fintech sector -- a favorite of investors...

Coronavirus Hammers U.S. Transit Systems, Long-Term Damage Feared Due to Strained...

COVID-19 slashed passenger numbers and revenue at the biggest U.S. public transportation systems as riders stay home.Transit authorities have responded with reduced...

Healthtech Investors Can Help Victims of Last Epidemic — Opioid Addiction...

Opioid addiction is challenging the U.S. healthcare industry even as doctors, nurses and clinics mobilize to battle COVID-19 -- and impact investors...

COVID-19 May Drive Consolidation in Faltering Micromobility Sector

The coronavirus is upending business in micromobility, where startups were already struggling to make shared scooters and bicycles a viable transportation option.Investors...

Supply Chains Get Sharpened Corporate Focus as COVID-19 Threatens Sourcing, Survey...

Coronavirus is threatening global sourcing and has brought concerns over supply chains into the corporate boardroom, PriceWaterhouseCoopers survey saysCorporate planning and investing...

As Coronavirus Forces Workplace Changes, Environment May Be Catching Its Breath

COVID-19’s impact on the workplace and other behaviors may lead to long-term environmental benefits.Changing priorities in the workplace may choose a new...

Coronavirus Deaths Highlight Need for Ventilators, But Help Isn’t Coming Soon

Hospitals are scouring suppliers for ventilators, life-saving, expensive devices in short supply and required by severely ill COVID-19 patients.One Breath’s decade-long attempt...

Coronavirus May Leave Poor More Vulnerable to Illness as Pandemic Puts...

The global wealth gap is expected to widen due to the coronavirus, with the poorest people more at risk of dying from...