April 2016

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CARBON EMITTER SCORECARD

What role investors can - or should - play in combating climate change has been a cause of much debate. Even among those wishing to make environmentally sustainable investments, there is the question of how best to do so. The newly released S&P DJI Carbon Emitter...

NEW TRUSTEE FOR CDP URGES INVESTORS TO TAKE CLIMATE ACTION

This Friday (22nd April - Earth Day) will see the signing of the Paris climate accord. It will be the first time all countries in the world have agreed to cut their emissions with the aim of limiting global warming to below 2 degrees Celsius. In...

BUSINESS THINKING IN WILDLIFE CONSERVATION

Partnerships between the third- and private sector have become something of a trend in recent years, and there are many advocating for the benefits of collaboration. In the Stanford Social Innovation Review, Gautam Shah argues that wildlife conservationists need to start thinking like the private...

CLIMATE CHANGE AND SME FINANCE AT THE IDB

Devex recently published an article on the annual meeting of the Inter-American Development Bank in the Bahamas, where climate change and SME financing were at the top of the agenda. Recognizing the severe threat that Climate Changes poses to the region, the IDB has agreed...

IMPACT INVESTMENT TRANSFORMING THE ENVIRONMENTAL MOVEMENT

In case you missed it back in January: Mark Tercek, the president and CEO of the Nature Conservancy (TNC), writes about the ways impact capital has revolutionized conservation in a blog post from Davos. He argues that by using investor capital and business principles in...

AMIT BOURI ON THE EVOLUTION OF IMPACT INVESTING

NextBillion recently published an interview with Amit Bouri,  the CEO and co-founder of the Global Impact Investing Network (GIIN). Since its foundation in 2007, the GIIN has been a trailblazer in the impact investing sector and today provides resources such as specialized training to fund...

New partnerships in microfinance

Policymakers and practitioners of international development are not averse to a trend or two. So it's unsurprising to see that the trend of partnerships is being used to increase the supply of microfinance in Pakistan. The Guardian newspaper reports that a new partnership between the UK,...

Seeking the truth of social investment

Third Sector, the online hub for all things third sector, recently published an OpEd asking 'What is the truth about social investment'. The article is a must-read for those interested in social investing and highlights some of the challenges faced by the sector, concluding that whilst there has...