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Global impact investing platform Bamboo Capital Partners forms Latin American Board of Directors

Alliance magazine 21 June 2020

Impact investing platform Bamboo Capital Partners has formed a new Latin America Board of Directors. The Board will support Bamboo’s Latin America hub in the areas of corporate governance, strategy, and fund management. Members of …


If this crisis is an opportunity, how do we seize it? – Part 1

Harvey Koh and Laura Amaya 18 June 2020

As we write this, the world is reeling from a calamitous health and economic crisis due to COVID-19. Infection numbers continue to climb, as is, tragically, the death toll from the disease. The economic impacts …


Reflecting on strides in the impact investment industry

Athena Lam 15 June 2020

Between June 8–12, 2020, the AVPN hosted its annual conference virtually, allowing for an unprecedented number of participants to participate and access archived videos. This piece is a reflection on the evolution of the AVPN …

If not us, then who?

Ellen Remmer 7 June 2020

Needless to say, the world has changed. While it is too early to assess the overall impact of the coronavirus pandemic, we see it revealing systemic inequities in all corners of society: health, education, housing, …

Which session at the AVPN 2020 annual conference would you most like to hear about?

Alliance magazine 26 May 2020

The 8th annual AVPN Conference will focus on the impact that networks can bring to scale solutions and advance global agendas. The virtual conference will explore themes such as gender, climate action, nutrition, and health …

Philanthropy bodies launch Unitus Europe to boost COVID-19 response

Alliance magazine 27 April 2020

DAFNE, EFC, EVPA, GSG and NEF have come together to create Unitus Europe – a new European Philanthropy and Social Investing Impact Hub for funders to create effective, cohesive and collaborative responses to COVID-19.  The …

The dilemma for a donor: Finance health care or finance the economy

Marcos Kisil 17 April 2020

The coronavirus pandemic is presenting countries with major political, scientific, social, economic and public health challenges. Pandemic preparedness and reducing risk of global spread are key concerns; however, the current situation, in which strategies are …

Lessons from a fundraising journey

Jennifer Louie 16 March 2020

I have previously written about my views on why donors and philanthropists should give greater consideration to funding first time managers. And similar perspectives have been shared by others in the field. But I rarely …

GSG announce Cliff Prior as new CEO

Alliance magazine 8 February 2020

Cliff Prior, currently CEO of Big Society Capital (BS), will join the Global Steering Group for Impact Investment (GS) in May as new CEO, taking over from Amit Bhatia, who is stepping down in March …

ABC Fund makes first investment, backing cocoa cooperative in Côte d’Ivoire

Alliance magazine 20 December 2019

The Agri-Business Capital Fund (ABC Fund) has made its first investment  in a cocoa cooperative based in Côte d’Ivoire – Socak Katana. This investment will help the cocoa farmers secure market access and revenue. The …