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Leapfrog breaks impact investing record, with $700m emerging markets fund

Largest equity fund by a dedicated impact manager, targets 70 million low-income consumers

 May 2019

New York, 10 May 2019 - LeapFrog Investments has announced the largest-ever private equity fund by a dedicated impact fund manager, surging past its $600m target to reach $700m. The new fund invests in healthcare and financial services companies – tapping into the demand from billions of ...

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Impact Investing in Real Estate – A Growing Trend

Impact investing in the real estate sector can make a major contribution towards the ultimate goal of making the world more sustainable. How does that work?

 May 2019

Vienna, May 7, 2019 - Buildings worldwide consume enormous amounts of energy: 40 percent of global energy requirements and 30 percent of CO2 emissions are estimated. This has to be reduced in order to combat climate change, and the improvement of energy efficiency is therefore of ...

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Proof of Impact and Cordaid Announce Partnership with Ethiopian Government aimed at tokenizing Health Outputs in District Hospitals

This initiative is supported by The Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs

 May 2019

Cape Town, South Africa, Amsterdam, Netherlands, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, May 7, 2019 - Proof of Impact and Cordaid today announced a partnership, in conjunction with the Ethiopian Government, that will fund health outputs across district hospitals in Ethiopia.

Tokenized health outputs

In this partnership, Cordaid is ...

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Food Waste: EU at the forefront of global action aiming to halve food waste by 2030 - Speech by Vice-President for Jobs, Growth, Investment and Competitiveness, Jyrki Katainen at the 6th EU Platform on Food Losses and Food Waste

 May 2019

Brussels, 6 May 2019 - Speech by Vice-President for Jobs, Growth, Investment and Competitiveness, Jyrki Katainen, in charge of Health and Food Safety at the 6th EU Platform on Food Losses and Food Waste.

Four years have passed since we launched the EU's ground-breaking, unique of ...

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26 Graduate Student Teams Compete in First-of-Its-Kind Impact Investing Challenge

Wharton Social Impact Initiative, Good Capital Project, and Bank of America Collaboration Tests Students to Achieve Social Impact and Financial Returns

 May 2019

PHILADELPHIA, May 2, 2019 - Bank of America, together with the Wharton Social Impact Initiative of the University of Pennsylvania and Good Capital Project, today announced the winner of a first-of-its-kind competition in which teams of graduate students from universities across the country were challenged to ...

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US SIF Foundation Releases "Moving Forward With Sustainable Investing: A Roadmap For Asset Owners"

 May 2019

WASHINGTON, D.C. (April 30, 2019) – The US SIF Foundation today released Moving Forward with Sustainable Investing: A Roadmap for Asset Owners to provide best practices and practical steps for retirement plans, corporations, educational institutions, philanthropic foundations, family offices, nonprofit organizations and other asset owners ...

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Prudential Financial announces $180 million global investment to solve complex challenges facing opportunity youth, promoting financial wellness of the next generation

Largest private sector investment to date will prepare future global workforce with education and training, build financially stable communities and help break the cycle of poverty

 May 2019

NEWARK, N.J., April 23, 2019 - Doubling down on its commitment to make lives better by solving the financial challenges of our changing world, Prudential Financial, Inc. (NYSE: PRU) is committing more than $180 million through 2025 to support young people aged 15-29 worldwide who ...

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TriLinc Global Ranks in Top 10 of Inaugural ‘100 Top Impact Companies’ of 2019

 May 2019

MANHATTAN BEACH, April 25, 2019 - TriLinc Global, LLC (“TriLinc”) has been selected as one of the “Real Leaders Top 100 Impact Companies” of 2019. This list, in its inaugural year, was developed in collaboration by Real Leaders, Big Path Capital, B Lab, Bain Capital, KPMG ...

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