UN responsible investing body set to delist 50 groups next year

June 16, 2019

(Financial Times) Almost a third of the signatories placed on a watchlist by an influential UN-backed responsible investment initiative are at risk of being booted out of the body.

TPG introduces Y Analytics to gauge the impact of impact investing

January 24, 2019

(Pitchbook) The entity, based in Washington, DC, is being dubbed an extension of The Rise Fund, the $2 billion impact vehicle TPG founded alongside Bono in late 2017. Maryanne Hancock, a former executive at McKinsey, will lead the new initiative.

It’s Time To Regulate Big Tech, Says VC Who Helped Create It

April 7, 2018

(Fast Company) There was a time when tech companies could grow to be unbelievably massive while facing little interference from the hand of regulation, but venture capitalist Hemant Taneja thinks that era is ending. In his new book Unscaled: How AI and a New Generation of Upstarts Are Creating the Economy of the Future (PublicAffairs), he offers a…

Environmental racism has left black Americans three times more likely to die from pollution

March 13, 2018

(Quartz) Without a touch of irony, the EPA celebrated Black History Month by publishing a report that finds black communities face dangerously high levels of pollution. African Americans are more likely to live near landfills and industrial plants that pollute water and air and erode quality of life. Because of this, more than half of…

Full transcript: LinkedIn co-founder and Greylock partner Reid Hoffman on Recode Decode

December 8, 2017

(Vox) His Decency Pledge is just a first step to improving online interactions. On this bonus episode of Recode Decode, hosted by Kara Swisher, Kara interviewed Reid Hoffman onstage for the Never Is Now event in San Francisco. The two discussed, among other things, how social media biggies like Facebook, Twitter and Reddit could improve…

Weathering the Storm: Kleiner Perkins and the Tragedy of Clean-Tech Venture Capital

November 4, 2016

(HBS) A brief look at why the first wave of clean-tech VCs failed–and how they might do better in the future.