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ACUMEN LAUNCHES ENERGY IMPACT REPORT

New report reveals impact of Acumen’s 10 years investing in off-grid energy

 Jan 2018

New York, NY (January 23, 2018) Acumen, the nonprofit global venture fund, today launched its Energy Impact Report, a comprehensive look at the impact of its 10 years of investing in off-grid energy. Since 2007, Acumen has invested $22.1 million in 20 energy companies ...

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USAID Administrator Mark Green's Remarks at an Unlocking the Potential of Development-Impact Bonds Event at the World Economic Forum

 Jan 2018

Thursday, January 25, 2018 -MS. GUSTAFSSON-WRIGHT:  My name is Emily Gustafsson-Wright. I am a scholar at the Brookings Institution in Washington, D.C. I've had the pleasure of researching impact bonds for the past four years, and I have been following the Utkrisht Impact ...

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RELEASE: New Report Shows That Actually, Money Does Grow on Trees

New research finds businesses are making money from planting trees and growing sales as rapidly as 10 times per year

 Jan 2018

WASHINGTON (January 18, 2018) — Many investors don’t know what restoration is or realize the extent of its potential. A new report by World Resources Institute (WRI) and The Nature Conservancy (TNC) reveals that businesses around the world are making money by planting trees, unleashing ...

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Real Impact Tracker Launches Certified Real Impact Community

Real Impact Tracker Launches Certified Real Impact Community

 Jan 2018

NEW HAVEN, CT, January 24, 2018-- Real Impact Tracker today launches its Certified Real Impact Community of fund managers, including Stance Capital, the Stewart Investors Sustainable Funds Group, Terra Alpha Investments, Walden Asset Management, and Zevin Asset Management. Investors now have insight into managers committed ...

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Envestnet Partners with Investopedia to Launch Impact Investing Hub

Education Portal Equips Investors with Knowledge & Insights to Take the First Step in Actionable Engagement with Advisors about Impact Investing—and Vice Versa

 Jan 2018

CHICAGO—January 23, 2018 —The demand for impact investing products is growing, but many independent financial advisors do not utilize them for their clients. To bridge this gap, Envestnet (NYSE: ENV) has teamed up with Investopedia to create the new “Impact Investing Hub,” which provides ...

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If You Can’t Measure It, You Can’t Improve It: World Economic Forum Coalition Develops 55 New Financial Inclusion Metrics For World’s 2 Billion Unbanked

 Jan 2018

· A coalition of the world’s leading international organizations and companies today unveiled a new set of metrics that will help measure the access, usage and impact of financial services for the so-called “unbanked”

· The metrics will allow the development of business strategies and public ...

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Addenda Capital’s New Impact Fixed Income Fund Improves Society while Delivering Market-Like Returns

 Jan 2018

Montréal (Québec), Canada − January 22, 2018. Addenda Capital announced today that its new Addenda Impact Fixed Income Pooled Fund is seeded and ready to take in new investors, making it one of the first domestically-focused fixed income impact investment funds in Canada.

A sustainable investing ...

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We announce the launch of Partech Africa, a major VC fund dedicated to digital champions with Pan-African ambitions, and our new offices in Dakar

 Jan 2018

Partech Africa Paris, Berlin, SF & Dakar, January 18, 2018 - Partech Ventures announces today the launch of its Partech Africa fund, which has secured above €57M (US$70M) commitments toward its target size of €100M ($120M), making it the first technology fund of such size ...

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MIGA Supports Egyptian Effort to Build World's Largest Solar Generation Park

Six solar power plants to generate up to 250MW of power, avoiding 233,000 tons of CO2e each year.

 Jan 2018

WASHINGTON DC, January 9, 2018 — MIGA, a member of the World Bank Group, announced today guarantees of up to $102.6m in support of the construction, operation and maintenance of six solar power plants in Egypt. The power plants will collectively have a combined capacity ...

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