* ING will commit 100 million euros ($122 million) of capital to investments in businesses and projects with a positive environmental impact, the Dutch bank said on Thursday * ING’s Sustainable Investments programme will target opportunities in all sectors and focus on innovative business models which need funding to expand * Initially, ING will pursue
Aberdeen Standard Investments, the global investment manager, has announced the launch of the UK Equity Impact – Employment Opportunities Fund*, in collaboration with Big Issue Invest, the social investment arm of The Big Issue. The Fund will be managed by Lesley Duncan, Investment Director, Aberdeen Standard Investments.   The aim of the Fund is to
Company Dedicating $15 Million Toward Developing New Ways for Investors To Experience Impact In 2018 NEWPORT BEACH, Calif., Feb. 1, 2018 — Swell Investing announced today that 150-year-old financial services company Pacific Life has to date dedicated $30 million to the company’s growth and development. Launched in May of 2017, Swell aims to provide a way for nearly anyone to
LONDON, December 21, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — . The Impact Investing World Forum (IIWF), world’s leading community for the global impact investing professionals based in London, today announced ‘Impact Investing World Forum Scholarships’ for The ‘Master of Studies (MSt) in Social Innovation’ programme at Judge Business School, University of Cambridge. . Ahsan Zaman, founder of ‘Impact Investing World Forum’ and Cambridge Judge Business School alumnus, has
  LONDON (Reuters) – Switzerland’s Zurich Insurance (ZURN.S) plans to more than double its “impact investments” to $5 billion (3.76 billion pounds), it said on Thursday, aiming to improve the lives of five million people a year. The target forms part of a move by insurers to tackle the causes of climate change and other
  • National Geographic Society
Creation of new impact investment program, managed by CA Capital Management, will accelerate the organization’s funding of research, exploration and education, inspiring solutions for the global good The National Geographic Society today announced it is dedicating $50 million from its $1.2 billion endowment to impact investments, furthering its commitment to understanding our planet and generating solutions for a
  • Morgan Stanley
Morgan Stanley Investment Management Raises More Than $125 Million for its First Global Impact Fund   Morgan Stanley Investment Management has raised more than $125 million in final commitments for its first global impact fund, PMF Integro Fund I (“Integro” or the “Fund”).  Launched in partnership with the Morgan Stanley Institute for Sustainable Investing (the
  The Rise Fund, a global fund committed to achieving measurable, positive social and environmental outcomes alongside competitive financial returns, today announced it has invested in EverFi, a leading provider of subscription-based digital learning to K-12 schools, universities, corporations, sports teams, and NGOs. This investment reaches two of the seven sectors identified as areas of focus
  • WKKF-Kellogg-Foundation
BATTLE CREEK, MICH. – The W.K. Kellogg Foundation (WKKF) announces the release of its 2016 annual report: “Real Change for Children: Creating Equitable Communities.” The report presents a preview of the foundation’s refined grantmaking priorities, which emerged following a series of 14 community conversations with more than 1,600 grantees and partners. The updated priorities –
  • IKEA-FOUNDATION
ACCRA, Ghana – Reach for Change and the IKEA Foundation announced a new partnership that will help 120 outstanding entrepreneurs in Ethiopia develop social enterprises that improve the health, education and protection of children in Africa’s second most populous country. IKEA Foundation and @R4C_Africa join forces to help 84,000 children in #Ethiopia through social enterprise! #socent
  • Ford Foundation
A major commitment to be phased in over 10 years Largest commitment of its kind by a private foundation An effort to help advance the broader marketplace for impact investing Resulting MRI investments will initially focus on affordable housing, financial services “The next generation of innovation in philanthropic impact”   NEW YORK / 5 April
Impact investment strategy seeks to enable public market investors to combine social and financial goals NEW YORK – BlackRock has launched the BlackRock Impact Bond Fund (‘the Fund’), a mutual fund that aims to generate competitive financial returns while investing in measurable social and environmental outcomes. The Fund will trade under the ticker BIIIX. “The BlackRock