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Making an Impact
by: Ron Cordes
Wednesday, September 1, 2010
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On the planet side of the impact investment space, there are opportunities such as E+Co., a firm that issues notes to raise capital for investments in sustainable energy businesses in developing countries. Those investments allow for the growth of clean energy enterprises, reducing the dependency of rural villagers on fossil fuels for energy, increasing their energy supply and self-sufficiency and contributing to a cleaner environment. The notes, which pay 3% per year and are issued with an eight-year maturity, have to date funded over $30 million in debt and equity investments in over 200 energy enterprises in Africa, Asia and Latin America.

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