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What Impact Regulations Can We Expect in 2021?

As disagreement continues over how to measure impact investing, the Tipping Point Fund on Impact Investing is issuing grants to come up...

Impact Investing Slowed to a Crawl in 2nd Quarter

Capital invested in impact collapsed in the second quarter, falling to $389.8 million from $2.1 billion in last year’s second quarter, according...

The Name Is Bond…(Insert Impact Term Here) Bond

We have corona-bonds, virus-control bonds, impact bonds, green bonds and, now, “transition” bonds. Have we reached “peak bond”? This...

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...

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...

U.S. Companies Making Progress on Diversity, But Obstacles Remain, McKinsey Finds

Kevin Dolan, a partner at McKinsey and the co-author of the report “Diversity Wins,” says companies that have greater gender and ethnic...

Sir Ronald Cohen Urges Big Business to Account for Impact

Sir Ronald Cohen says investors should push companies to account for the effects of their businesses on the environment and society. GSG chairman...

Can A Hedge Fund Create Long-Term Impact?

Jeff Ubben is leaving his $16 billion hedge fund ValueAct Capital to launch a...

Rockefeller Guide Aims to Help Impact Investors Make Wiser Decisions

New guides attempt to present the nuts-and-bolts of impact investing. Impact investing tightens the link between Wall Street and Main Street. Since...

New GSG Chief Wants to Broaden Appeal of Social Bonds Amid...

Cliff Prior, the new CEO for the Global Steering Group for Impact Investment, wants to defeat COVID-19 and create a more equitable...

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...

Why Impact Investing Needs Intersectional Women’s Leadership

Metrics for gender lens investing need to incorporate an intersectional lens. Data on the number of women in leadership roles does not...

Can We Make Impact Activists Part of Impact Measurement?

Impact investing needs a standard way to quantify impact that reflects activist concernsImpact washing is a huge risk as the market continues...

GIIN Report Says Impact Investment Market Is $715 Billion and Growing

Global Impact Investing Network survey shows the impact investment market reached $715 billion last year. Sector is poised for growth driven by increasing...

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 says Post-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...
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