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FHI 360 launches FHI Ventures, a social impact investing subsidiary

 May 2018

May 07, 2018 — DURHAM, NC — FHI 360 has launched a new subsidiary, FHI Ventures, to invest in high-impact, early-stage social enterprises. FHI Ventures will work closely with early-stage companies that have launched a new product or service designed for social good, providing them with the ...

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Government pledge £28 million to support children and young people

Ten projects across England that support disadvantaged children and young people will receive over £28 million, Minister for Sport and Civil Society Tracey Crouch announced today.

 May 2018

7 May 2018 - Ten projects are receiving investment as part of the second round of the £80 million Life Chances Fund and will focus on helping young people into employment by providing education and training. The projects will also help reduce the number of days ...

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Morningstar Launches Portfolio Carbon Risk Score to Help Investors Evaluate Funds' Carbon-Risk Exposure

The Carbon Risk Score moves beyond carbon footprinting to provide an assessment of the carbon risks and opportunities embedded in a portfolio

 May 2018

CHICAGO and LONDON, May 1, 2018 - At its 12th annual UK investment conference in London, Morningstar, Inc. (NASDAQ: MORN), a leading provider of independent investment research, today introduced the Morningstar® Portfolio Carbon Risk Score™, a measure that will help investors evaluate a portfolio's ...

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Bain Capital Double Impact Backs Workforce Development Pioneer

 May 2018

SCRANTON, PA AND BOSTON, May 1, 2018 – Bain Capital Double Impact, the impact investing strategy of Bain Capital, today announced that it led an investor group to acquire Penn Foster, a provider of skills development and digital credentialing solutions for today’s dynamic world of ...

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ABN AMRO launches Energy Transition Fund

ABN AMRO offers companies active in the energy transition business the opportunity to attract risk-bearing capital through a new initiative, the 'Energy Transition Fund'.

 May 2018

May 2, 2018

Fund volume exceeds 200 million euros

The Fund targets companies and projects in the sectors sustainable energy, energy efficiency/carbon reduction, smart infrastructures and clean mobility, and will make equity capital investments varying from 10 to 25 million euro per transaction. Over ...

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Merrill Lynch and Merrill Edge Launch Impact Portfolios, Broadening Opportunities for Investors to Align Their Investments With Their Values

 May 2018

Wednesday, May 2, 2018 - Merrill Lynch and Merrill Edge today launched five new portfolios incorporating environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors in response to growing demand for investments with the potential to produce positive societal outcomes without sacrificing financial returns.1

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World Bank Group and Credit Suisse Launch Disruptive Technologies for Development Fund

 May 2018

LOS ANGELES, May 1, 2018 – The World Bank Group (WBG) today announced the launch of the Disruptive Technologies for Development Fund in partnership with Credit Suisse to harness technologies such as blockchain, 3D printing, and the Internet of Things to pioneer innovative solutions for development ...

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FMO and RSA jointly lead FMO's largest loan syndication in Bangladesh - ACTIAM FMO SME Finance Fund participates

 May 2018

April 12, 2018 - Dutch development bank FMO jointly with RSA Advisory has led a USD 80 million (BDT 650 crores) syndicated five-year loan to ONE Bank, a strongly performing and robustly-growing private commercial bank in Bangladesh, which will be primarily dedicated to finance small and ...

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Women Entrepreneurs Finance Initiative allocates first round funding; Expected to mobilize twice the original target

 Apr 2018

WASHINGTON, APRIL 19, 2018 - The Women Entrepreneurs Finance Initiative (We-Fi) today announced its first funding allocations -- expected to mobilize over $1.6 billion in additional funds from an allocation of $120 million -- for programs designed to knock down the unique barriers facing women entrepreneurs in ...

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