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Gil Crawford, MicroVest

MicroVest appoints two new board members

Wed, 28/11/2018 - 10:18

MicroVest, a global impact investing asset management firm with USD368 million AUM, has appointed Phyllis Caldwell and Greg Gaeddert as new board members, effective November 2018. »

Arne Bolch, GSK Luxembourg

Disclosure requirements for sustainable investments

Wed, 07/11/2018 - 13:20

By Arne Bolch, GSK Luxembourg – The 2016 Paris agreement on climate change as well as the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and its Sustainable Development Goals may until recently not have been high on the agenda of asset management professionals. This may be about to change.  »

Dr Curt LaBelle, GHIF

Impact investment fund backed by Gates Foundation making its mark on the developing world

Wed, 07/11/2018 - 10:18

Impact investing has not always been the easiest ‘investment philosophy’ to benchmark, in terms of improving the health of the planet, and those who live on it, while also generating positive returns for investors. But one such fund, the New York-based Global Health Investment Fund (GHIF) is doing just that, financing the development of drugs, vaccines, diagnostics and other interventions to improve maternal and child healthcare in the developing world. »

Jim Totty, Nobel Sustainability Growth Fund

UK sustainable private equity fund finds post Brexit opportunities

Wed, 17/10/2018 - 12:34

The Nobel Sustainability Growth Fund, which makes UK sustainable private equity investments to build technology, manufacturing, services and asset development and is managed by Jim Totty and Nick Curtis, is close to its first close. »

Bil Prew, INDOS Financial

Independent depositary firm INDOS Financial creates ESG service

Mon, 15/10/2018 - 10:46

Independent depositary firm INDOS Financial is now offering a new ESG oversight service, which will be led by Matthew Queree, the company’s newly-appointed Head of ESG Oversight. »

Todd Lemmons, Veridium Foundation

Veridium offers carbon offsets

Wed, 15/08/2018 - 11:56

A brand-new social impact offset token has come out of a 25-year history of creating sustainable solutions for corporations, explains Todd Lemons (pictured), chairman of the Veridium Foundation. »

Bridges backs Medwood to support better health outcomes in underserved communities

Tue, 14/08/2018 - 09:33

Bridges Fund Management (Bridges), the specialist sustainable and impact investor, has acquired a majority stake in Medwood Holdings (Medwood), via the Bridges US Sustainable Growth Fund. »

Greg Mazanec, QED

OpenInvest Secures USD10.4m in Series A round led by QED Investors

Mon, 30/07/2018 - 10:43

OpenInvest, a digital investment advisor for socially responsible investing, has raised USD10.4 million in a Series A funding round led by QED Investors, with additional participation from Andreessen Horowitz (who led OpenInvest's previous venture round in 2017) SYSTEMIQ, Wireframe Ventures, Yard Ventures and Abstract Ventures. »

Thumbs up for impact investing plans

Wed, 18/07/2018 - 14:11

Belinda Thomas, Partner and Investor Relations at Triple Point, comments on the Government consultation on strengthening the USD2.2 trillion pension fund industry's ability to consider impact investments… »

Andy Sloan, Guernsey Finance

The green ‘emerging global contender’

Mon, 16/07/2018 - 13:00

By Dr Andy Sloan (pictured), Guernsey Finance – Guernsey has been identified as an ‘emerging global contender’ in green finance. In a climate currently led by the global commitments made at the United Nations COP 21 conference in 2015, Guernsey has identified green issues as a key strategic objective. »

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