The New Energy Landscape: A Roadmap for Impact and Sustainable Investors
New research has added fuel to the debate about energy use and climate change. It's more urgent than ever for impact and sustainable investors to put their capital where it will make a difference. In this article, we chart the new landscape of energy investing and provide insights into where to look for the best, most impactful places to place your capital.
Why Impact Investors Fail When They Act Like Venture Capitalists
Are impact investors operating too much like venture capitalists? François Rozwadowsky, founder and CEO of Entologics, gives his account of what it's really like dealing with impact investors as he seeks finance to develop an innovative business model.
Transforming Poverty into Sustainable Prosperity through Agri-business and Agro-processing
Like in many regions around the world, poverty is the scourge that’s destroying disadvantaged communities in the Overstrand region of the Western Cape - South Africa. One of Maximpact’s latest deals introduces their innovative Agri-business and Agro-processing solution for a social enterprise with commercial business activities, whose surplus profits will fund and grow the existing social purpose programmes.
Maximpact Deals: Recent Successes and Measurable Impact
Since its launch in 2012, Maximpact Deals has had role in developing a number of deals and fostering many productive partnerships. As the platform grows and evolves, it’s becoming clear that there are many benefits to our open collaboration model. In this blog we summarize some of our recent successes.
Thinking Systemically About Water: An interview with J. Carl Ganter
Water sector investments continue to be high on the wish-list of many impact investors. But what are the wider issues surrounding investment in water? Maximpact talks to J. Carl Ganter, award-winning CEO and Founder of Circle of Blue and member of the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on Water Security.
Report ignores role of social finance in climate change solutions
An IPCC Working Group II report on impacts and adaptation has plenty to say about he current realities and possible future effects of climate change—and it's not comfortable reading. But what does it have to say about the possible solutions? And does impact and sustainable investing have any role to play?
Liquid Assets: Impact Investing in the Water Sector
Water is a hot issue in investing circles these days. Once considered a free natural resource, water is increasingly a focus for finance and speculation—hardly surprising in a world where water stress is a reality, global demand for water is on the increase and investment in water-related infrastructure is urgently needed. All these factors are coming together to produce a sharp rise in interest in water investing among mainstream investors, but this "blue gold rush" holds many opportunities for impact investors, too.
Water Sector Spotlight Deal: HydroMentia
Imagine a water treatment technology that costs less than traditional chemical treatment methods but which improves water quality by delivering low treatment levels using a natural and sustainable solution. Our latest spotlight deal—HydroMentia—can do just that.
Funding Water and Sanitation Business at the Bottom of the Pyramid
The global water and sanitation crisis claims more than 3 million lives every year, mostly in communities at the bottom of the socio-economic pyramid. But what can impact investors do to help? Guest blogger Katie Bessert reports on research into new ways to fund SMEs in the water and sanitation sector.
Getting it Together: Public-Private Partnerships and Cross-Sector Collaboration are the Future of Impact
An impressive, cross-sectoral group of panelists gathered at Stanford on March 5th, 2014 for an impact investing round table titled: What is Impact? Definitions, Intentions and Everything. The event focused on taking a deep dive into impact definitions, measurement and the steps needed to shift more investment portfolios toward impact. Here is our take on the event.

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