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A New SOCAP Initiative: The Good Capital Project

SOCAP is excited to announce a new initiative, The Good Capital Project, launching June 19th, 2017 at an event in New York City. The Good Capital Project (GCP) is an integral step in evolving impact investment from an emerging industry into mainstream practice. Through a new design thinking process, we will convene all constituents to drive greater collaboration and accelerate capital flows into…

 

HowGood raises $4.2 million for sustainable retail ratings

HowGood has raised $4.2 million for sustainable retail ratings. The Brooklyn-based startup offers consumers a sustainability and responsibility guide for 200,000 food, drink, personal care items and home goods. HowGood’s data on environmental, health and trade impacts includes packaging chemicals and labor practices. A rating is available with a mobile barcode scan. The Series A rou…

 

Heron Foundation beats deadline to deploy 100 percent for mission

Traditionally, foundations have kept their investment sides separate from their giving sides. In 2012 the F.B. Heron Foundation set a goal to invest 100 percent of the foundation’s $250 million in assets to fight poverty by the end of 2017. CEO Clara Miller says Heron hit its target last year and “became one staff, working in a single operation dedicated to deploying all our resource…

 

RSF Social Finance Launches Integrated Capital Fellowship for Financial Activists

New program teaches powerful strategies to leverage diverse capital as a tool for long-term change …

 

World’s Most Ethical Companies of 2017

One of the best parts of competing in the Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge is that students who make it to the finals get paired up with 3M scientists like Jeff Emslander, who loves science and mentoring kids. 2015 (Photo courtesy 3M) Posted for media use. VIDEO: OPENING REMARKS by Ethisphere Chief Executive Officer, Timothy Erblich By Sunny Lewis NEW YORK, New York, …

 

Do women invest differently?

On the five-year anniversary of WIN-WIN, we use our investor survey findings to explore whether women invest differently than men. This year, our CEO Jenn Pryce and I are celebrating International Women’s Day (IWD) in Nairobi, Kenya. We are on a ten-day trip visiting our borrowers in the field, and look forward to sharing more details from our trip with you in the weeks to come. As…

 

World Bank Launches World’s First SDG Bonds

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – The UN Sustainable development Goals (SDGs) have emerged as an integrative framework that gives a cohesive direction to sustainable actions of companies, investors, nonprofits, development organizations, and governments. Innovative fund-raising solutions are necessary to implement these global goals, particularly in the developing economies. To fund the exp…

 

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