Business models for solving billion-person problems

Newsletter February 2017 Highlights from Project Breakthrough Donald Trump and climate change. Robots and jobs. Facts and “alternative facts”. Our world today is beset by powerful conflicting forces. Politics marches in one direction while market forces propel us in another. Truth itself is increasingly held hostage. And all the while …

“Spark Fund Raises $7 m.” Yahoo News.

WASHINGTON, DC–(Marketwired – Feb 2, 2017) – SparkFund, a Washington D.C.-based financial technology company, announced today the close of a $7 million Series B investment led by Energy Impact Partners. Round participants include existing investor Vision Ridge Partners and new strategic partners in the energy and utility space, with a …

Shareholders Push Facebook and Google on Fake News

    For Immediate Release     February 2, 2017 Shareholders Push Facebook and Google on Fake News Investors Call on World’s Largest Social Network and Search Platform to Review the Impact of Fake News Policy Issues and Related Hate Speech on Company Business and Our Democracy  BOSTON (February 2, 2017) – Concerned …

News Alert – Bipartisan Congressional Cooperative Business Caucus relauches in 115th Congress

Bipartisan Congressional Cooperative Business Caucus relauches in 115th Congress The National Cooperative Business Association CLUSA International is pleased to announce that the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on House Administration on Friday formally recognized the bipartisan Congressional Cooperative Business Caucus—co-chaired by Rep. Ed Royce (D-CA) and Rep. Mark Pocan (D-WI)—for …

Waking up from an American dream

    The weekend didn’t bring much rest, to put it lightly. Chaos reigned from airports to board rooms as the world grappled with President Trump’s executive order on refugees and immigration. It opened up legal nightmares, generated corporate pledges to hire refugees, and sparked protests that drew some immigrants …

Walden’s 2016 Impact Report

We are pleased to share with you our 5th annual report on the impact of Walden’s company engagement  initiatives. We also provide a closer look at shareholder engagement with the example of The Cheesecake Factory, and report on our public policy advocacy in 2016. Click here for the 2016 report Walden Asset Management …

ImpactAlpha-The Brief 01/27/2017

The Brief: Jan 27, 2017 ________________________________________ Hello ImpactAlpha readers! Q&A with Derek Handley: From B Team to VC Derek Handley has a ticket to go to space with Virgin Galactic. But first the veteran of Richard Branson’s B Team has big ambitions here on earth. His new firm, Aera VC, …