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Together for Organic Agriculture: EU/Austria Initiative Helps Organic Farmers in Armenia

Within the framework of the Organic Agriculture Support Initiative (OASI), the Austrian Development Agency (ADA) has successfully implemented a major project to promote organic farming.

 May 2019

Vienna, May 16, 2019 - Approximately half of the Armenian population make their living within a smallholder agricultural system - most of them, however, with little know-how and without the necessary machines. That this will change in the future is the declared goal of the "Organic Agriculture ...

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Solar Community Impact Fund connects mission-driven investors to underserved communities

 May 2019

White River Junction, VT, May 9, 2019 – Norwich Solar Technologies (NST) has announced the launch of their new Community Impact Fund focused on serving low-income residents, local non-profits, and business startups.

Traditional community solar projects work in two ways:

• Direct ownership – where customers buy part ...

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Cleveland Foundation announces social impact investing goal

 May 2019

CLEVELAND, May 7, 2019 - The Cleveland Foundation today announced that it will allocate $150 million in capital for social impact investing by the end of 2022. The foundation defines social impact investments as opportunities that align social good with financial return to bring about social ...

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Governments agree landmark decisions to protect people and planet from hazardous chemicals and waste, including plastic waste

 May 2019

Geneva, 11 May 2019 – Decisions on plastic waste have been reached today in Geneva, as approximately 180 governments adopted a raft of decisions aimed at protecting human health and the environment from the harmful effects of hazardous chemicals and waste.

Pollution from plastic waste, acknowledged ...

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Blackstone Launches Impact Investing Platform

 May 2019

NEW YORK, May 6, 2019 - Blackstone (NYSE:BX) today announced the launch of a new impact investing platform that will be part of the firm’s Strategic Partners group. The platform will seek to deliver positive financial impact while addressing four specific investment themes— Health ...

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Leapfrog breaks impact investing record, with $700m emerging markets fund

Largest equity fund by a dedicated impact manager, targets 70 million low-income consumers

 May 2019

New York, 10 May 2019 - LeapFrog Investments has announced the largest-ever private equity fund by a dedicated impact fund manager, surging past its $600m target to reach $700m. The new fund invests in healthcare and financial services companies – tapping into the demand from billions of ...

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Impact Investing in Real Estate – A Growing Trend

Impact investing in the real estate sector can make a major contribution towards the ultimate goal of making the world more sustainable. How does that work?

 May 2019

Vienna, May 7, 2019 - Buildings worldwide consume enormous amounts of energy: 40 percent of global energy requirements and 30 percent of CO2 emissions are estimated. This has to be reduced in order to combat climate change, and the improvement of energy efficiency is therefore of ...

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Proof of Impact and Cordaid Announce Partnership with Ethiopian Government aimed at tokenizing Health Outputs in District Hospitals

This initiative is supported by The Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs

 May 2019

Cape Town, South Africa, Amsterdam, Netherlands, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, May 7, 2019 - Proof of Impact and Cordaid today announced a partnership, in conjunction with the Ethiopian Government, that will fund health outputs across district hospitals in Ethiopia.

Tokenized health outputs

In this partnership, Cordaid is ...

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Food Waste: EU at the forefront of global action aiming to halve food waste by 2030 - Speech by Vice-President for Jobs, Growth, Investment and Competitiveness, Jyrki Katainen at the 6th EU Platform on Food Losses and Food Waste

 May 2019

Brussels, 6 May 2019 - Speech by Vice-President for Jobs, Growth, Investment and Competitiveness, Jyrki Katainen, in charge of Health and Food Safety at the 6th EU Platform on Food Losses and Food Waste.

Four years have passed since we launched the EU's ground-breaking, unique of ...

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