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Changing the Market: Financial Sector Goes Green, Social and Sustainable

Green bonds have been around for a while – now the Social and Sustainable Financing Options are Gaining Ground

 Mar 2019

Vienna, March 8, 2019 - So far, the green bond market has been chiefly promoted by the efforts of state and public actors. While they still dominate the market, there have nevertheless been changes over the past few years – and in 2018, more and more private ...

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IFM Investors unveils steps to cut infrastructure carbon footprint

 Mar 2019

4 March 2019 - Global institutional funds manager IFM Investors has today released its 2018 Infrastructure Carbon Footprint Report, demonstrating its commitment to reducing emissions and ensuring the firm’s infrastructure assets around the globe are well-positioned to transition to a low carbon future. 

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WBCSD launches the Social & Human Capital Protocol

 Mar 2019

Geneva, Switzerland, 27 February 2019 - Today, in conjunction with GreenBiz 2019, the Social & Human Capital Coalition (SHCC) launched the Social & Human Capital Protocol.

This is the result of four years of collaborative development, involving input from over 50 forward-thinking businesses - including Nestlé, Grupo ...

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TriLinc Global Launches New Fund

 Mar 2019

MANHATTAN BEACH, Calif., February 6, 2019 - TriLinc Global, LLC announced today its Regulation D offering of the TriLinc Global Impact Fund II, LLC. “We are very pleased to continue to offer investors with what we believe to be lower risk access to private investment opportunities ...

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ImpactAssets Releases Eighth Annual IA 50 Impact Investment Fund Manager Showcase

Industry’s first publicly available, searchable resource of impact investing fund managers sees record number of applicants and features firms that manage $28.5 billion in assets.

 Mar 2019

BETHESDA, Md., Feb. 26 - ImpactAssets has released its ImpactAssets 50 2019 (IA 50), a publicly available, online database for impact investors, family offices, financial advisors and institutional investors that features a diversified listing of 50 private capital fund managers that deliver social and environmental impact ...

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Ireland and International Trade Centre partner to promote inclusive, sustainable trade

Ireland commits to support ITC with EUR 800,000 in 2019 to support ITC’s core work in empowering women, youth and vulnerable groups.

 Mar 2019

Geneva, February 26, 2019 - Ireland reconfirms its partnership with the International Trade Centre to promote inclusive and sustainable economic growth – with a focus on empowering women, youth and vulnerable groups – by committing EUR 800,000 in 2019.

International Trade Centre Executive Director Arancha González and ...

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World Bank Signs Agreement to Launch New Social Impact Bond

 Feb 2019

Mumbai, February 19, 2019:  Today the World Bank, UN Women and Small Industries Development Bank of India (SIDBI), along with some ten leading wealth managers and corporates, came together to launch a new social impact bond – Women’s Livelihood Bonds - that will help rural women ...

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New €200 million impact fund launched to scale Agri-Business in developing countries

 Feb 2019

Rome, February 15, 2019

  • The Agri-Business Capital Fund (‘ABC Fund’) will be launched at the IFAD annual Governing Council in Rome.
  • First commitments to the ABC Fund come from the European Union, the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States, the Luxembourg Government and the ...
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Innovative impact fund to create jobs for rural youth in developing countries

 Feb 2019

Rome, 15 February 2019 - An impact fund with an innovative approach for attracting much needed capital to the rural areas of developing countries will be launched today at the annual meeting of Member States of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD).

IFAD, along with ...

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