Category: CDVCA Ventures Blog

GIIN Report on Scaling Community Development Investments

GIIN Report on Scaling Community Development Investments

On October 19th 2015, The Global Impact Investing Network (GIIN), released a landscape study of the US Community Impact Investment field. Titled Scaling U.S. Community Investing: The Investor-Product Interface, the report provides insight into the barriers and opportunities to increasing investment. In the United States, investments that seeks to generate financial returns while delivering social…

Read More Read More

BlackRock launches Social Impact fund

BlackRock launches Social Impact fund

In October of 2015, BlackRock, Inc. announced the launch of the BlackRock Social Impact fund. Led by Black Rocks Scientific Active team, the BlackRock Impact Fund consists out of equity securities in companies targeting competitive market returns and aggregate social impact outcomes. The fund arrives at a time when impact investing is gaining traction as…

Read More Read More

Omidyar releases report on early stage risk capital in emerging market

Omidyar releases report on early stage risk capital in emerging market

On October 7, 2015, Omidyar Network published a report named “Frontier Capital: Early Stage Investing for Financial Returns and Social Impact in Emerging Markets”. The report offers a strategic guide to how investors can achieve financial returns and social impact through early stage risk capital in emerging markets. Drawing from data analysis and interviews with…

Read More Read More

Pacific Community Ventures Hires New CEO

Pacific Community Ventures Hires New CEO

On Tuesday October 6th, Pacific Community Ventures sent out an introductory letter from their new CEO. Mary Jo Cook joins Pacific Joint Ventures from Fair Trade USA. A Mission driven leader with 25 years of experience in strategy development for the non-profit sector, Ms Cook has a track record of enabling organizational change, and driving…

Read More Read More

Young firms drive job creation

Young firms drive job creation

On September 14th, the Kauffman Foundation published a report titled “The Importance of Young Firms for Economic Growth”,  showing that young and growing companies have accounted for nearly all net new job creation in the economy in the eight years of recovery since the Great Recession. These results mirror past research findings showing that these…

Read More Read More

Impact investment guide for small foundations

Impact investment guide for small foundations

For small staffed foundations, entering the impact investment field presents a unique set of challenges. To address these challenges Arabella advisors put together “Essentials of Impact Investing: A Guide for Small-Staffed Foundations”. Published on September 9, 2015, the guide offers tools, strategy advice and real world examples. Featuring 21 case studies, the guide maps out…

Read More Read More

Report maps out global opportunities for impact investment

Report maps out global opportunities for impact investment

On June 18th 2015, wealth insight published Insight Report: “Impact Investments 2015 – Global Opportunities”. By identifying product and service offering by banks in North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, the Middle East, and Africa, the report aims to provide a guide for examining market potential of these regions. Key experts in the field provide…

Read More Read More

Capria business accelerator boosts new impact fund managers

Capria business accelerator boosts new impact fund managers

A new Seattle-based global business accelerator called Capria seeks to provide investment support and help for new fund managers backing early-stage startups. Offering everything from capital, technical know-how, and connections to other fund managers, the accelerator takes on a longer-term commitment than the typical accelerator. Focusing on funds of about $8 to $15 million, the…

Read More Read More