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IIX Supports India-based ERC Eye Care in Securing US$1 Million Investment

 Jan 2018

SINGAPORE, 17 January, 2018 – ERC Eye Care (ERC), an impact enterprise that delivers accessible, affordable and inclusive eye care to low-income persons in Northeast India, has raised a US$1 million pre-Series A round. A consortium of five investors was brought together by Impact Investment ...

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Afrika: Rot-weiß-rote Chancen auf dem Wachstumskontinent

Afrika-Tag der Wirtschaftskammer ermöglicht Erste-Hand-Informationen über diesen attraktiven Zukunftskontinent - Anmeldungen bis 25. Jänner 2018

 Jan 2018

18.01.2018 - Afrika ist mit über 50 Ländern und einer Bevölkerung von über einer Milliarde Menschen riesig und ein Wachstumskontinent. Flächenmäßig ist Afrika weit größer als USA, China und Indien zusammen. Über fünf Prozent sollen 2018 die Volkswirtschaften von Äthiopien (7,5%), Ghana (6 ...

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African Development Bank, Nordic Development Fund, Global Environment Facility and Calvert Impact Capital partner in US $55-million investment into Off-Grid Energy Access Fund

 Jan 2018

04/01/2018 - On December 15, the African Development Bank’s Board approved a US $30-million investment in the Facility for Energy Inclusion Off-Grid Energy Access Fund (“FEI OGEF”). This follows the approval of additional investments of US $10 million from Calvert Impact Capital (CIC ...

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Restore the Earth Partners with Social Value International to Release First-of-Their-Kind Reports

Landscape Scale Restoration has the Power to Create a 36:1 Social Return on Investment

 Jan 2018

WASHINGTON, DC, January 4, 2018 – A newly released report forecasts a 36:1 Social Return on Investment (SROI) in landscape-scale restoration. Nonprofit Restore the Earth Foundation, in collaboration with Social Value International (SVI), today released two social impact reports based on eco-restoration projects in Louisiana ...

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Dassault Systèmes Announce s Global Entrepreneur Program to Accompany Startups, Entrepreneurs and Makers

 Jan 2018

• Startups, entrepreneurs, makers in any industry can accelerate breakthrough innovations and drive growth

• Tailored startup program tracks and qualified network of global professionals offer new levels of support

• Dassault Systèmes helps startups industrialize with 3DEXPERIENCE platform on the cloud, mentoring, online prototyping services

LAS VEGAS ...

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Wonderschool gets $2.1M to bring its early childhood programs to New York City

 Jan 2018

Posted Jan 8, 2018 by Catherine Shu (@catherineshu) - Wonderschool, a network of in-home daycare and preschools, plans to open 150 programs in New York City after raising $2.1 million in new funding. The capital comes from non-profit investment firm Omidyar Network, Be Curious Partners ...

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Ulula Raises $1 Million in Seed Funding to Improve Labor Conditions in Global Supply Chains

Analytics software to measure human rights data receives funding from Humanity United, Good & Well

 Jan 2018

Jan 09, 2018, 10:00 ET - Ulula, a software and analytics platform that equips companies with tools to monitor human rights risks, announced today it raised $1 million in private seed funding to expand its mobile platform that enables organizations to engage workers directly, in ...

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Press release: The Church Pension Fund Invests in $75 Million Off-Grid Solar and Financial Access Senior Debt Fund

Investment Will Provide Renewable Energy Finance Loans to Businesses in the Developing World

 Jan 2018

03.01.2018. - The Church Pension Fund The Church Pension Fund (CPF), a financial services organization that serves the Episcopal Church, announced today that it invested $17 million in the Social Investment Managers & Advisors (SIMA) Off-Grid Solar and Financial Access Senior Debt Fund I ...

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Acumen America Makes Its First Financial Inclusion Investment Under New Partnership With Metlife Foundation

First investment, EarnUp, helps low-income Americans manage their debt

 Jan 2018

New York, N.Y., January 9, 2018 /3BL Media/ — Acumen, the nonprofit global venture fund, today announced its first financial inclusion investment under its Acumen America portfolio. Launched in 2016, Acumen America invests in social enterprises addressing the problems of poverty in the United States ...

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