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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...

Amid Shutdown, Airlines’ Emissions Goals Should Be Mandatory, Advocates Say

In aviation’s “darkest hour,” governments must take steps to protect the planet, climate advocates warn.Failing to include climate protections in coronavirus bailout...

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...

China, Japan Adding Coal Plants While Rest of the World Moves...

Global coal capacity grew last year grew for the first time since 2015At the same time, coal plants retired at an accelerating...

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. manufacturingInvestors 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...

Relaxed Pollution Rules for Utilities Raise Concerns Over Altered ESG Landscape

A Trump administration move to relax emissions standards alarms environmental groups, who see coronavirus-related effort as an invitation to polluteCarrie VanWinkle, a...

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 Causing Inventory Shortages for Some Makers of Sustainable Products

Disrupted supply chains from China, India and Turkey that grow such green raw products as cotton and hemp, as well as factory...

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...

Walkers Taking Over as Drivers Stay Home; Coronavirus May Signal Permanent...

Coronavirus is cutting car traffic, offering a peek into what would happen if more streets were closed to private vehicles.Some cities are...

Coronavirus May Help Green Movement With Boost to Plant-Based Food

Coronavirus pandemic may add fuel to the world’s shift to alternative proteinsInvestments in alternative-protein companies have risen in recent years, as numerous...

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...

Coronavirus Threatens to Wipe Out Expansion of Clean Energy Storage

Coronavirus is threatening to stall growth of electricity storage capacity. Projections of rapid growth in sector now in doubt and may damp enthusiasm...

Pandemic Fuels Anxiety and Move Toward Apps Pitching Home Emotional Help

Health apps are being downloaded at a furious rate during the coronavirus pandemic as homebound workers seek assistance.Telehealth is expected to make...

Less ‘E’? Coronavirus Finds ESG Investors Focused on Social and Governance,...

As the coronavirus upends life around the globe, sustainability advocates are focusing more on social and governance issues and less on environmental...

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...

Bidets May No Longer Remain Curiosity in U.S., Thanks to Virus-Fueled...

Hoarding of toilet paper in the U.S. has led to local shortages and sparked demand for bidets.The bathroom appliances are no longer...

It’s Not Just the Cup: Green Coffee Effort Focused on Production,...

Almost all of coffee’s environmental impact comes from bean production, not disposable cups and other packaging, expert saysCoffee industry is seeking to...

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...

India’s Low Coronavirus Numbers Has Experts Wondering Why — and If...

India’s confirmed coronavirus cases lag much of the world — less than 200 in a nation of 1.3 billionWhether India’s use of...

CEOs Move Into Better Roles If They’ve Handled Social Impact Efforts,...

CEOs committed to social impact initiatives are more likely to move on to bigger and better leadership roles, according to an analysis...

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...

Federal Government Quietly Prepares For Warmer Future, Despite White House Climate...

Mention of man-made climate change is being erased from press releases and reports while agencies continue to research and prepare for a...
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