Press Release: Utilities 2.0 Twaake Pilot: New Integrated Energy Approach Could Deliver Universal Electrification in Uganda for Half the Cost, Fraction of the Time as Grid-Only
A coalition of global energy sector leaders launched a first-of-its-kind integrated energy pilot in Uganda.
- Sub-Saharan Africa
Apna Raises $70 Million in Series B Funding From Insight Partners and Tiger Global at $570 Million Valuation
Apna will use the proceeds to strengthen its presence in existing cities and expand pan-India over the next 6 months to help restart India’s economy as it recovers from the COVID-19 pandemic.
- Asia Pacific
How Fintech Platform CNote Gives Socially Conscious Investors New Ways to Battle Inequality: An Interview With Catherine Berman
Catherine Berman is CEO and cofounder of CNote, an innovative fintech platform that unlocks new investment opportunities for retail and institutional investors. Working with mission-aligned community lenders, CNote aims to close the wealth gap by allowing anyone to invest in small businesses, affordable housing and economic development in financially underserved communities, with a focus on lending to women and minorities.
Press Release: 2X Challenge Exceeds Initial Target by Committing and Mobilizing $4.5 Billion in Capital Towards Women’s Economic Empowerment
The 2X Challenge is a multilateral initiative launched during the G7 Charlevoix Summit with the ambitious objective of deploying and mobilizing unprecedented amounts of capital to support projects that empower women as entrepreneurs, as business leaders, as employees and as consumers of products and services that enhance their economic participation.
Longer-term manufacturing shift from China expected to boost power demand
- South Asia
Press Release: BBVA and Pestana Hotel Group Issue the World’s First Green Bond in the Hotel Industry
BBVA and Pestana Hotel Group have reached a new milestone in the sustainable finance market, issuing the world’s first green bond in the hotel industry, according to the International Capital Markets Association’s (ICMA) Green Bond Principles.
- Europe & Eurasia