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ABN AMRO Digital Impact Fund invests in CrossLend digital lending platform

 Sep 2018

September 6, 2018 - ABN AMRO’s Digital Impact Fund (DIF) is teaming up with Earlybird and solarisBank to invest EUR 14 million in Germany’s CrossLend. The fund has also agreed a strategic partnership with this digital cross-border lending marketplace. The partnership should help improve ...

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Launch of first online and free climate scenario-based analysis tool

The PRI, together with California Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones, is pleased to support the launch of a free-to-use, online tool – developed by the 2⁰ Investing Initiative – for assessing climate transition risk in investor portfolios.

 Sep 2018

September 3, 2018 - This tool, the Paris Agreement Capital Transition Assessment or PACTA tool, analyses exposure to transition risk in equity and fixed income portfolios over multiple scenarios, thereby helping to reduce information barriers on how climate scenario analysis can be done.

Most significantly, the ...

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Cargotec joins the global Rainmaking maritime startup accelerator programme

 Sep 2018

SEPTEMBER 3, 2018 - Cargotec joins the global Rainmaking maritime startup accelerator programme

Cargotec joins the Trade & Transport Impact programme that connects world leading startups and corporations to address the biggest challenges in maritime, cargo transport and logistics. This is the first programme of its ...

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Harvard Business School Announces 2018 Goldsmith Fellows

Fellowship program supports first-year MBA students with experience and a career interest in social enterprise

 Sep 2018

BOSTON, September 4, 2018 — Harvard Business School (HBS) has announced the 2018 recipients of its Horace W. Goldsmith Fellowships. Established in 1998 by the Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation and Richard L. Menschel (MBA 1959), a former director of the Foundation and a limited partner at ...

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Could the future of food in the world depend on what Africa does with agriculture?

With over 800 million people worldwide suffering from hunger and more than two billion affected by malnutrition, food insecurity remains a real threat to global development

 Sep 2018

ROMA, Italy, September 2, 2018 -- Addressing a standing room only crowd of global agriculture experts at the FAO headquarters in Rome, 2017 World Food Prize Laureate and President of the African Development Bank (AfDB.org), Akinwumi Adesina, says the answer is a resounding yes! He ...

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$58m for environmental, economic and social research

$58m for research supporting environmental, economic, social outcomes

 Sep 2018

New Zealand, September 3, 2018 - Research, Science and Innovation Minister Megan Woods today released the revised 2019-2021 Endeavour Fund Investment Plan, with new investment signals to support the Government’s aim of transitioning to a more sustainable economy.

The Endeavour Fund supports over $200m of ...

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Austrian Diabetes App Start-Up Wins Global Recognition

Founders sought and found solution for their own health problem – and turned it into an international success story

 Sep 2018

Vienna, September 4, 2018 - In 2012, a group of four young men - German Frank Westermann, Fredrik Debong from Sweden (both type-1 diabetics) and Austrians Gerald Stangl and Michael Forisch – founded the Vienna-based start-up mySugr, a digital diabetes management tool that enables its users to monitor ...

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The Viennese Model: Promoting the Presence of Women in the Public Space

 Aug 2018

Vienna, August 31, 2018 - Vienna has set itself the goal to create safe and inclusive public spaces – where nobody feels threatened and citizens of both sexes and all ages are invited to spend their time. This goal is in compliance with several of the UN ...

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PRIME Coalition Announces Three New Investments

 Aug 2018

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Aug. 28, 2018 - PRIME Coalition, a 501(c)(3) public charity funding tech start-ups that fight climate change, announced the closing of three new investments. The investee companies – Opus 12 in Berkeley, CA; Mallinda in Denver, CO; and Lilac Solutions in Oakland, CA ...

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