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Vatican Pursues Impact Investing Agenda, but Some Skepticism Remains

The Vatican holds its third conference on impact investing: “Scaling Investment in Service of Integral Human Development”

 Jul 2018

Vienna, July 10, 2018 - Impact Investing has been a hot topic with the Catholic Church ever since Pope Francis outed himself as a big fan of the idea of investing for the good with the expectation of financial return. Under his papacy, the Vatican started ...

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New IFC-Canada Partnership Expected to Spur Significant Private Investment in Climate Solutions

 Jul 2018

Washington, D.C, June 29, 2018—IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, and the government of Canada have formed a partnership to use a limited amount of public funds to unlock much larger amounts of private funds for investment in emerging markets worldwide ...

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EU Budget: Commission proposes increased funding to invest in connecting Europeans with high-performance infrastructure

 Jul 2018

Brussels, 6 June 2018 - As part of the next long-term EU budget 2021-2027, the European Commission is today proposing to renew the 'Connecting Europe Facility', with €42.3 billion to support investments in the European infrastructure networks for transport (€30.6 billion), energy (€8.7 ...

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IDB Group and BNDES in Brazil launch Infrastructure Credit Fund

 Jul 2018

São Paulo, July 5, 2018 – The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) Group, through its private sector institution, IDB Invest, and the Brazilian Development Bank (BNDES) announce an alliance for the creation of an infrastructure credit fund for up to $1.5 billion. The fund initially called ...

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ClearlySo client capital raising activity doubles (£200 million+) as impact investing enters mainstream

ClearlySo, Europe’s leading impact investment bank, announced today that client capital raising activity has doubled since 2016 and has now surpassed £200 million.

 Jul 2018

London, United Kingdom, July 5, 2018 ClearlySo, Europe’s leading impact investment bank, announced today that client capital raising activity has doubled since 2016 and has now surpassed £200 million. This marks a dramatic acceleration as ClearlySo’s clients have raised more capital in the ...

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Kick-off for SDGs in Vienna

Solution Talks - New Event Series by Social City Vienna and imfino Seeks to Raise Awareness of SDGs

 Jul 2018

Vienna, July 6, 2018 - Solution Talks – a new event series by Social City Vienna and its impact finance spin-off imfino, will set out to explore in depth the current state of SDG implementation in Vienna and, through a process of dialogue and networking, pave the ...

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LUKOIL: Strong Partner for SDGs

 Jul 2018

Vienna, July 5, 2018 - Can an oil company’s activities be compatible with a commitment to social and environmental values? In the public view, they are more likely to be associated with the opposite: environmental damage and a tough-guy image. However, maybe it is time ...

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S-Network Partners with Newday Impact Investing to Launch First Suite of Indexes Targeting UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

 Jul 2018

New York, NY (June 27, 2018) — S-Network Global Indexes announced that it has partnered with Newday Impact Investing on their launch of the “Newday Impact Investing iOS App.” The app is now available for download at the App Store and will be available soon on ...

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Big Issue Invest launches Power Up Midlands to support community businesses

Partnering with Barclays, Power to Change and Experian, Big Issue Invest welcomes applications for the new lending scheme from social enterprises and community businesses based in the Midlands.

 Jul 2018

June 29, 2018 - Big Issue Invest has today launched its Power Up programme. The lending scheme will offer investment and mentoring support to up to 15 early stage social ventures across the Midlands.

Power Up, pioneered by Big Issue Invest (BII), is funded by Barclays ...

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