Lauren Cochran scouts for deals in Africa as director of private investments for Blue Haven Initiative. Cochran spoke to Margaret Collins of Bloomberg Briefs about how she finds emerging companies on the world’s second-biggest continent.
A Toniic Institute report with support from the Shell Foundation. In this report, we share a number of examples of how venture philanthropists and impact investors are working together to fund early-stage impact enterprises around the world.
Every day, she lines up a solar panel outside her home, where it soaks up sunlight. The energy the panel gathers charges the batteries that power all her electrical devices.
In April I was sitting at Pete’s, the outdoor café in Nairobi’s iHub, lunching with a Nairobi-based entrepreneur. Pete’s and the iHub can make a visitor feel like he or she is actually in Palo Alto.
Accra, Ghana – PEG, the leading off-grid solar company in Ghana, announced today that it has closed a $7.5 million Series A round. The funding will be used to expand operations in Ghana, build out the management team, and to enter Ivory Coast.
Government and private sector leadership continue to work together to transition new clean-energy technologies from lab to market.
Early-stage impact investments can be a powerful tool for scaling businesses that are designed to make money and have measurable social impact.
In announcing the award for Best Documentary Short during the 88th Annual Academy Awards, comedian Louis CK uncorked the line of the night: “This Oscar is going home in a Honda Civic.”
WSII’s report, “Great Expectations: Mission Preservation and Financial Performance in Impact Investing,” aimed to debunk the expectation that impact investors must always sacrifice financial returns when seeking social returns.
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