As the first-place winner of UpPrize, BNY Mellon’s Social Innovation Challenge, Conversant Labs has continued its mission of creating an equal experience for both non-sighted users of technology and consumers at large.
As a top finisher in BNY Mellon’s Social Innovation Challenge, PHRQL is expanding its nutrition education tool to food pantries in Pittsburgh to educate at-risk families on the importance of nutrition. If successful, PHRQL hopes to expand the program nationally.
Paul Sandberg’s mission for his company, PHRQL (pronounced “freckle”), is simple: “to improve lives through better diet and nutrition.”
According to a soon-to-be-launched report by the Asian Development Bank (ADB) on impact investing in Southeast Asia, the base of the economic pyramid (BoP) market in East and Southeast Asia is comprised of 1.3 billion people with a purchasing power of US$4.7 trillion.
by Maria Bolis, senior advisor for Private Sector Department, Oxfam America
What if you were never asked, “What do you want to be when you grow up?” When I was younger, I wasn’t aware that people had different expectations of girls and boys. My parents wanted me to get good grades and have a career. They never asked, “When will you get married? How many children will you have?” Instead they asked, “What are you thinking about” And “What interests you?”
On March 29, Prudential Financial, Inc. proudly announced its $5 million investment in Living Cities’ newly launched Blended Catalyst Fund, a $31 million impact investing debt fund that will test innovative approaches to solving urban problems. The Blended Catalyst Fund combines philanthropic and commercial debt under the premise that both types of capital are needed to support initiatives that achieve better results for low-income people in US cities.
[Article from the January 2016 issue of GreenMoney Journal]
Self Help Credit Union’s Green Impact Capital
By Melissa Malkin-Weber, Sustainability Director, Self-Help Credit Union
When I finished graduate school in 1994, I wanted to build a meaningful career using my training in law and public health. More specifically, I had two major goals: to create a more sustainable planet, and to invest my money in a way that was consistent with my social justice values. Ideally, I would weave the two together.