Impact Investing & ESG
The $150 million fund’s first nine investments include startups in Indianapolis, Columbus and Pikeville, Kentucky, among other places.
Headliners at the magazine’s second annual gathering seemed to find their voice in rebutting stubborn assumptions.
Boston Common Asset Management calls out the laggards -and a few leaders- in the $12 trillion 2030 financing challenge.
ESG exchange-traded products gained a lot of traction in 2016, a trend that carried into 2017.
Despite advisers’ misgivings, asset managers are coming around to the idea that a company’s stance on environmental, social and governance issues is a good proxy for future success.
Merrill Lynch is making impact investing a centerpiece of Merrill Edge, the firm’s digital investment service tailored to clients with less than $250,000 of investible assets.
REDD+ has emerged as a key approach for reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation in developing countries by providing a policy framework for increasing the value of standing forests.
Green banks accelerate private investment in low carbon, climate-resilient (LCR) infrastructure, particularly clean-energy projects. Formed in December 2015, the Green Bank Network (GBN) fosters collaboration and knowledge exchange among green banks, which enables them to share best practices and lessons learned.
United States & Europe
For European banks, it’s a headache that just won’t go away: the 944 billion euros ($1.17 trillion) of non-performing loans that’s weighing down their balance sheets.
One segment of the market that demonstrated this increase in risk appetite was Emerging market equities – experiencing their strongest performance since 2009.
The world is now facing what observers are calling a “synchronized” growth upswing. What does this mean for the economic “convergence” of developed and developing countries, a topic that lost salience after the Great Recession began a decade ago?
Top leaders tend to focus more on status updates than on contingency planning. They devote far more time to internal execution and competitive risks than to external risks that can change the playing field. This means that many emerging market risks get cut from the senior leadership agenda.
Ghana plans to publish overhauled economic data that will show its gross domestic product is bigger than currently estimated.
A new generation of start-ups are working to help farmers in a region that faces myriad challenges.
According to Bloomberg, Kenya led all African countries in mobile money transactions—at $45.3 billion—through the year ending June 2017.
The Roads Authority has announced that Namibia was once again accorded top position for having the best roads in Africa by the World Economic Forum.
All eyes will be in Dodoma as stakeholders in agriculture will in a three-day conference from tomorrow take stock of reforms in the agricultural sector and plan development agenda of the sector.
Asia’s relatively stable bonds and money markets seem immune to the inflation fears that convulsed global equities recently, as investors bet the continent’s major economies will keep interest rates low as price pressures remain benign.
Argentina’s economy is poised to experience solid growth as deregulation and economic liberalization deliver a sizable economic dividend.
Argentina has made good progress in the past years, but a lot of work remains to be done.
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