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Investment Appetite Surges in Opportunity Zones

By Rohini Mukherjee | Blog, Economic Development

There has been a lot of buzz about the potential for Opportunity Zone Funds ever since they were mandated by Congress through the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017. Investors can defer capital gains taxes by investing in Opportunity Zone Funds, which invest in designated under-developed areas to rebuild…

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Sustainable Finance from Farm to Fork: Impact Investing in Farmland

By Michele Demers | Blog

The cycle of farm industrialization degrades fertile soil, pollutes water systems, reduces biodiversity and requires intensive energy production to yield crop growth. As consumer awareness of the environmental and health drawbacks of these production methods grows, demand for more sustainable practices has increased. About three-quarters (73%) of consumers buy organic…

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The ABC’s of Data-Driven Impact Investing

By Michele Demers | Blog

Despite rising interest in impact investing, impact measurement has been unclear, and companies and funds lack the right tools to drive better reporting and transparency. An investment is only as strong as the data on which it relies. And now, state-of-the-art machine learning can be widely applied to impact investing, giving…

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Green Bonds or “Greenwashed”?

By Michele Demers | Blog

As the green bond market hits its stride, investors need to be aware of the how “greenwashing” can plague the field. Although touted as environmentally friendly, many green bonds are not as “green” as they appear. Impact investors must ensure they don’t stray into “greenwashed” products and drive capital towards…

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Impact Investing in the Longevity Economy

By Michele Demers | Blog

With 110 million people over the age of 50 in the United States, the demand for more efficient business models addressing health and elderly care is soaring. People over the age of 50 constitute only one-third of the population, but account for over 53% of consumer spending, and these numbers…

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Impact Investing in Environmental Health

By Michele Demers | Blog

Boundless recently hosted a family office workshop in Boston, discussing opportunities for impact investing in health and nutrition, and bringing together industry experts in fields like green chemistry, Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs), cancer, sustainable agriculture, and other sectors related to environmental health. The World Health Organization estimates that “12.6 million…

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Clean Energy Investing from the Ground Up

By Michele Demers | Blog

Forty-two days after Hurricane Maria swept through Puerto Rico, over two-thirds of the island remains without power. According to the Government of Puerto Rico, 67% of residents have not yet regained electricity and almost one in five households still do not have access to clean drinking water. The gravity of…

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