5 March 2024


Mar 4
Dutch Pension Fund ABP Aims for $32.5 Bln in ‘Impact’ Investments by 2030
ABP, the Netherlands' largest pension fund, said on Monday it would cut investments with a large climate impact, while targeting more money to companies and projects that help improve society and the environment.
Source: Reuters
Mar 4
Why Impact Investors Are Embracing Systems Change
It’s no longer enough to invest solely in single-point solutions. Here are nine ways impact investors succeed in driving systems-level change.
Source: MIT Sloan
Mar 1
OPEC Fund Provides Us$150MLN to Promote Climate Action in Colombia
The program aims to foster economic opportunities based on the sustainable use of natural resources, develop circular economy models and promote the energy transition.
Source: ZAWYA
Mar 1
Floodbase to Launch Cutting-Edge Parametric Flood Insurance Programs for Farmers in Mozambique and Malawi
Floodbase has been awarded a grant through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) as part of the President's Emergency Plan for Adaptation and Resilience (PREPARE) to launch parametric flood insurance programs in Mozambique and Malawi, with support from African Risk Capacity Limited (ARC Ltd.) and Global Parametrics.
Source: PR Newswire
Feb 29
Nigerian Startup Bfree Secures $3M Funding to Facilitate Ethical Debt Recovery for Lenders
Bfree’s clientele has grown dramatically over the years and now includes some of the leading banks in Ghana, Kenya, and Nigeria. The startup plans to expand further, aided by a recent fundraising round that secured $2.95 million led by Capria Ventures. Various other investors including Modus Africa, Axian CVC, Angaza Capital, GreenHouse Capital, Launch Africa, and numerous angel investors participated in this funding round, bringing the total capital raised to $6.5 million to date.
Source: Innovation Village
Feb 29
Ocean-Friendly Projects Funded by ‘Blue Bonds’ Present Bankability Challenge, Climate Business Forum Hears
The volume of bonds issued to finance sustainable ocean-friendly economic activity has grown across the world, with landmark issuances in the Asia-Pacific region, but the bankability and credibility of marine preservation projects funded by these financial instruments have posed challenges to their adoption, according to speakers at the Climate Business Forum.
Source: South China Morning Post
Feb 28
Waterequity Celebrates Five Million People Reached Globally with Access to Safe Water and Sanitation
"Reaching five million people with safe water and sanitation is a testament to the effectiveness of our investments," said Paul O’Connell, President & CEO at WaterEquity. "By harnessing market-driven, financial solutions, we not only help to transform lives but also prove that sustainable impact is achievable on a large scale. This milestone reinforces our belief that coupling financial innovation with social purpose creates a powerful force for change.”
Source: GlobeNewswire
Feb 27
K. D’Alleva Valas, Fidelity Charitable: 6 Trends Shaping Philanthropy Show the Growth of Smarter Giving
In a 10-year look-back over rocky markets and a global pandemic, the DAF and the adoption of smarter giving practices that maximize philanthropy are quickly becoming a critical part of holistic wealth management.
Source: Forbes
Feb 27
Open Society Foundations’ Soros Economic Development Fund Commits $25 Million to Allied Climate Partners’ Climate Finance Partnership
Using funds from SEDF and other philanthropic investors, ACP will anchor a number of regional funds in Southeast Asia, Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean, and India with $235 million first-loss junior equity.
Source: GlobeNewswire

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