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November 28, 2017

Zurich Insurance Group AG plans to increase its allocation to impact investments, earmarking USD 5B for a wider range of assets after devoting USD 2B to green bonds in recent years.

While it didn’t specify a period, Zurich plans to buy bonds that finance social projects...

October 21, 2017

The amount of power from solar grew by more than 50%, and has officially increased energy output globally at a faster rate than any other fuel.

The International Energy Agency’s 2017 report on renewables says that off-grid solar will “bring basic electricity services to...

October 16, 2017

Predicted to double by 2050, the continent has the youngest and fastest growing population in the world, which has a major impact on the employment market.

Although 10 to 12 million young people join the labor force in Africa each year, only around three million jobs ar...

October 9, 2017

Global food demand is projected to skyrocket in the future, creating vast job opportunities in food production, transformation and marketing.

In many parts of the world, farm workers are in their late 50s and ageing. Even in Africa where the rural population is younger,...

September 27, 2017

The only permanent way to end hunger in Sub-Saharan Africa is to invest in solutions that sustainably increase farm production. One Acre Fund is a nonprofit organization that is working with more than 500,000 smallholder farming families to do just that. The organizati...

September 26, 2017

In countries like Kenya and Zambia, rural smallholder farmers are using digital technologies to access the finance they need to improve their farms and businesses.

Farmers who typically farm fewer than 5 acres of land, roughly the size of five football fields play a cri...

September 26, 2017

Triodos Bank presented ideas for necessary conditions to shape sustainable finance in a new report entitled "New Pathways - Building Blocks for a Sustainable Finance Future for Europe."

The report serves as input for the High Level Expert Group on Sustainable Finance, c...

September 20, 2017

The world’s richest families are increasingly investing their money in good causes, giving a boost to the growing, if still challenged, impact investing space. More than a quarter (28%) of ultra-net-worth “family offices” are now putting money into social and environme...

September 20, 2017

Small businesses are the backbone of the region’s economies, but they lack the resources to connect to the region’s booming e-commerce market which dampens the prospects for growth.

Latin American e-commerce revenues are expected to reach USD 85B by 2019, up 17% per yea...

September 20, 2017

Given its impressive track record over the last 20 years, Rwanda has rightly been considered a model for reducing poverty and hunger in Africa. Between 1990 and 2015, hunger was reduced by almost half. Yet leaders and researchers are still confronted with a puzzling fa...

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