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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...

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...

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

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

Impact Investors Want More Data and Less Spin From Financial Companies

Asset managers are pumping out ESG-related information that is not focused on what investors want to see, says a communications company.

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...

Impact Investors’ Most Likely Current Strategy? Cash Is King

Impact investors with liquidity may want to hold onto cash while at the same time waiting for long-term investments to play out.Hoarding...

Five Books for Impact Investors’ Pandemic Reading Lists

Here are five books to start broadening your understanding of impact investingWhile good arguments are important, these books also tell a compelling...

Can Impact Investing Build a More Diverse Orchestra?

Maybe the answer to the long-standing lack of diversity among fund managers is as simple as adopting the blind audition process of...

Divergent Views on Biomass and Carbon Emissions Leave Impact Investors in...

The growth in biomass provides environmental and economic benefits, according to industry figures.Environmentalists say that biomass is polluting, and, most importantly, 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...

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...

Investment Dollars Flow Into Circular Economy As Concerns Over Plastic Trash...

Just as money moves around in a financial system, seeding companies and wealth, investors are seeking startups that give trash a few...

Top 10 Impact Investing Trends for 2020

Key Takeaway: We enter the new decade full of promise for innovation and discoveries in healthcare, financial services and clean energy. Here...

U.S. Wants to Know if ESG Funds are Investing Socially as...

With record money flowing into investment funds marketing themselves as socially responsible, it was only a matter of time before regulators stepped...

Investors Seeing Green With Bets on Ag Biotech, as Key to...

As the farm industry sparks worries about everything from genetically modified food to climate change, impact investors are increasingly betting on a...

The Promise and Limits of SDGs as Guidelines for the Impact...

When every government in the world and a kaleidoscope of private stakeholders negotiated the Sustainable Development Goals in 2015, they had no...

Impact Investing’s Solid 2019 Isn’t Due to Gods of Virtue, but...

Impact investing appears to be heading for a very good 2019. But don’t thank any gods of virtue -- give credit to...

One Year After a “Crazy Idea,” Impact-Focused Film Festival Kicks Off...

This time a year ago, Matt Ackermann had what he calls a “crazy idea.” This idea became ESG &...

International Finance Group Proposes New, Simpler Language for Sustainable Investing Terms

New guidelines released today by the Institute of International Finance aim to clear up the language used to describe sustainable investment and...

Wanted: Private Equity Firms Seek ESG Professionals in a Push to...

Private equity firms, responding to surging demand for ethical investing opportunities, plan on hiring more professionals focused on environmental, social and governance...

Dire Warning: Investments Ignoring Changing Climate Can “Go to Zero Quickly,”...

Climate change is a risk not only to the planet -- it also threatens to blow up portfolios. That’s...

Align17’s Georgie Benardete on Investing in the Invisible

“Is mining the sky a better investment than mining the earth?” This might not seem like an obvious question...

Hewlett Packard Enterprise Embraces Sustainability as a “Fresh Start” and Profit...

Hewlett Packard Enterprise has found that sustainability isn’t just good for public relations. Along with a growing number of leading companies, the...

Barclays Launches Impact Banking Unit as Investors Demand More Than Market-Beating...

British financial services giant Barclays has joined a host of global banking rivals ramping up efforts to find companies that will generate...

Advancing the Impact Investing Narrative: Three Takeaways from SOCAP19

This content is brought to you in partnership with SOCAP. More than 3,000 investors, entrepreneurs and executives convened at...

Time to “Prove It”; Impact Investors in Amsterdam Challenged to Speak...

Key Takeaway: Panelists at the Global Impact Investing Network Investor Forum in...

New Metrics ’19 Connects the Dots in Impact Measurement & Reporting

This content is brought to you in partnership with Sustainable Brands. Sustainability and impact investing are gaining traction with...

Aussie Investors “Shifting Capital” as Global Warming Becomes National Health Crisis

Global warming is doing more in Australia than sparking a health crisis. It’s changing the way some investors think about where to...
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