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“Communities in Action: Championing Change for Children”- 2017 Annual Report released

New grant commitments total nearly $400 million

 Mar 2018

Feb. 9, 2018 - BATTLE CREEK, Mich. – The W.K. Kellogg Foundation (WKKF) announced today the release of its 2017 annual report, featuring leadership letters, grantee stories, photos and videos that illustrate engaged communities as the champions driving measurable change for children. “Communities in Action: Championing ...

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Apax Partners launches fifth Sustainability Report

 Mar 2018

14 February 2018 - Apax Partners is pleased to announce the publication of its latest Sustainability Report. 

As a signatory to the Principles of Responsible Investment since 2011, Apax Partners has been committed to integrating responsible investment into its investment practices for many years. 

Now in ...

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iSTOXX Diversity Impact Select Indices licensed to Goldman Sachs

 Feb 2018

Zurich, Frankfurt (Feb. 5, 2018) - STOXX Ltd., the operator of Deutsche Boerse Group’s index business, and a global provider of innovative and tradable index concepts, today announced that the iSTOXX Global Diversity Impact Select 30 Index and the iSTOXX Europe Diversity Impact Select 30 ...

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Sustainable finance: The tool box is taking shape, but where is the project?

 Feb 2018

Brussels, 31 January 2018 - Finance Watch welcomes the publication of the final report of the High-Level Expert Group on Sustainable Finance (HLEG), which aims to inspire and guide the European Commission’s action plan on sustainable finance.

The report contains very thoughtful recommendations for a ...

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EIF launches a EUR 80 million Central Europe Fund of Funds to support SMEs and small mid-caps

 Feb 2018

29 January 2018 - The European Investment Fund (EIF), together with the Development Bank of Austria (OeEB, administering investment for the Austrian Ministry of Finance), the Czech-Moravian Guarantee and Development Bank (ČMZRB), the SZRB Asset Management (SZRB AM, asset management subsidiary of the Slovak Guarantee and ...

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Pax Ellevate Global Women’s Index Fund Outperforms Global Markets for 2017

Outperformance Driven by Companies with More Women in Leadership

 Feb 2018

PORTSMOUTH, N.H. January 24, 2018 Pax Ellevate Management LLC, a gender lens investing pioneer and investment adviser to the Pax Ellevate Global Women’s Index Fund (PXWEX)† (the Fund), today announced that the Fund outperformed its benchmark, the MSCI World Index,* for the calendar ...

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IFC Extends R1.2 billion in Finance to FNB to Expand SME Lending

 Feb 2018

Johannesburg, South Africa, 6 February 2018–IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, announced new financing of R1.2 billion ($100 million) to support FNB’s lending to small and medium enterprises, with a focus on women-owned businesses.

The financing falls under the IFC ...

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IFC Provides $77 Million to Support Small and Medium Entrepreneurs in Indonesia

 Feb 2018

Jakarta, Indonesia, February 2, 2018—IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, today announced a $77 million senior loan facility to PT. Indosurya Inti Finance (Indosurya), a local multifinance company. The IFC-led financing package aims to bolster the country’s small and medium enterprises ...

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Aberdeen Standard Investments Launches UK Equity Impact Proposition

 Feb 2018

01 February 2018 - Aberdeen Standard Investments, the global investment manager, has announced the launch of the UK Equity Impact – Employment Opportunities Fund*, in collaboration with Big Issue Invest, the social investment arm of The Big Issue.  The Fund will be managed by Lesley Duncan, Investment ...

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