Impact Investment News and Ideas

Selected impact investing information from around the Web.

Australia Working With Impact Investors To Support Women's Economic Empowerment In Southeast Asia

The world's richest women are putting their money where their mouth is, with a new fund that's investing in women-led businesses in Southeast Asia. The $10 million fund, called the Southeast Asian...more

ADL Will Take Over A Jewish Investment Fund To Fight BDS

The Anti-Defamation League is making its latest move against what it calls "antisemitic pressures" against Israel: It's acquiring the JLens Investor Network, a nonprofit that offers socially...more

Manitoba's Biotech Sector Shows Impressive Growth
Foundation: Winnipeg Foundation

When Covid hit in Manitoba, the Canadian province's biotech industry took the lead in developing vaccines and responding to the public health emergency, the CBC reports. According to the Winnipeg...more

Philanthropy Pours More Money Into Advancing Latino Wealth
Foundation:, James Irvine Foundation, Irvine Foundation, Latino Community Foundation

In the wake of the death of Eric Garner, one of the most high-profile cases of racial inequality in American history, many foundations and other groups are stepping up their efforts to help Latino...more

Philanthropy Pours More Money Into Latino Wealth Creation
Foundation:, James Irvine Foundation, Irvine Foundation, Latino Community Foundation

The US Hispanic unemployment rate was more than three percentage points higher than the white unemployment rate in December, and the Hispanic or Latino unemployment rate was more than four percentage...more

Groups Urge World Bank To “Sharply Increase” Climate Investment & Action

A coalition of environmental groups wants the World Bank to do more to fight climate change, and they've got a five-point plan to get it done, the Guardian reports. "The World Bank could unleash...more

Accelerating Impact Through Innovative Venturing

There's a huge shortage of venture capital funding for environmental startups, according to a new report from the World Economic Forum. In fact, only six such funds larger than $100 million exist...more

The Celo Foundation Aims To Bring $20B In Impact Investing Funds To Web3 By 2025
Foundation: Gates Foundation

Bono's foundation is putting its money where its mouth is, in the form of a pledge from some of the world's biggest investors to invest at least 2% of their investments in social impact projects over...more

Impact Investing In Overdrive As Lightrock Climate Impact Fund Oversubscribed

Lightrock is a London-based investment platform that tries to make a positive impact on the world through investments, and the company just announced its first climate impact fund. The Climate...more

Farwell Foundation announces $500000 donation to support the Black Business Hub

Wisconsin's Urban League of Greater Madison broke ground on a $26 million project in April that it says will "create jobs, generate wealth, incubate new ideas, nurture talent, and so much more" for...more

The  Ministry of Social and Family Development in Singapore will launch a mentoring program for social enterprises this December.

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