Blockchain for Impact Investors

As investors, you have probably seen some of the companies in your portfolio or in your pipeline jumping into the blockchain craze, driven by FOMO, hype, low to no regulation or maybe a genuine intention to address a real challenge. Every article about blockchain starts by stating, half-apologetically, that blockchain is not bitcoin and that …

What exactly do online "impact investing" platforms have to offer?

So many new online “impact investing” platforms were launched recently e.g Swell Investing, Open Invest and Motif. The premise is the same and a bit familiar by now: Millennials value impact and meaning in their investing decisions but no accessible solutions are available for them. Let’s forget for now about the existence of various crowdfunding platforms already enabling this …

Damage investing?

As impact investors, we need to be careful at some of unwanted but serious consequences of our investments that can go fully against the initial intentions. Take investing in Microfinance for instance. The social bottom line is financial inclusion, i.e helping undeserved segment get access to better financial services including credit. If, as investors, we …