Weekly Impact Investment Market Update: March 9, 2018

Impact Investing & ESG

Digital Platforms Meet Sustainable Investing

The plan is to marry the firm’s brokerage and custody service menu with highly modular, API-driven services that help enterprises and advisors quickly deliver a new online investing service to customers.

Women’s Leadership Delivers a Prize for All: Long-Term Sustainable Growth

‘Better Leadership, Better World,’ and ‘Powering Potential’ suggest women are the key to economic outperformance.

Mobilizing Billions, then Trillions, for Climate Solutions and Energy Access

The Climate Finance Lab and Power Africa have both mobilized more than $1 billion.

Why Gender Diversity May Lead to Better Returns for Investors

Gender diversity at work and investing in equality for women can actually increase a company’s—and your portfolio’s—bottom line. Our expert explains.


United States & Europe

Canada Doubles Down on Innovative Finance for Global Development

Canadian budget commitment shows other G7 countries how public funding can catalyze private capital.

Mexico and Canada Just Got More Leverage in US Trade Negotiations

Eleven nations will formally enter into a new trade pact today designed to lower tariffs and bridge regulatory gaps around the Pacific Rim.


Developing Economies

Kenya February Private-Sector Activity Strongest in Nearly Two Years

Kenya’s private-sector activity expanded at a rapid pace last month as output rose and orders increased, a survey showed on Monday, news that will cheer investors after months of election-related contraction last year.

How China is Challenging American Dominance in Asia

As China grows more powerful, it is displacing decades-old American preeminence in parts of Asia. The outlines of the rivalry are defining the future of the continent.

Brazil’s Economy: From Zombie to Walking Dead

The OECD published its Brazil 2018 survey just as the country released figures showing its economy grew 1 per cent last year, its first year of expansion since 2014.

Latin American equities jump on U.S. jobs data

Latin American equities soared across the board on Friday, with Brazil’s benchmark Bovespa index gaining the most  intraday in three weeks, after new economic data in the United States eased fears of tighter monetary policy there.