• UK impact investing firm ClearlySo enters administration as role of 'niche' impact investing firms put into question

    One of the UK’s first impact investment specialists, and once describing itself as “Europe’s leading impact investment bank”, ClearlySo went into administration at the end of 2021, owing more than £10m to creditors and shareholders.

  • The Impact Library: exclusive access for our subscribers

    Especially for our subscribers – find out how you can access our huge library of content available in the Pioneers Post Impact Library, including knowledge, insight and good practice from two decades of coverage of social enterprise and impact investment around the world.

  • Schwab Foundation announces its 2022 Social Innovators of the Year

    Fifteen social innovators join Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship’s community of 400-plus entrepreneurs across the globe.

  • INTERVIEW: Development finance must mobilise trillions of dollars to fight climate injustice

    The poorest people in the world are the worst hit by the climate crisis. Amal-Lee Amin of the UK’s CDC Group tells us how development finance institutions must help get money to where it’s most needed to fight the biggest climate injustice that we face.

  • Six social enterprise essentials: Why only common ownership can create system change

    Social enterprise has drifted too far from its roots, says Freer Spreckley. In our exclusive serialisation of his latest book, the social enterprise pioneer sets out six key principles that he believes should define social enterprise. First: common ownership.

  • Impact 101: What is social prescribing?

    Bewildered by buzzwords? Drowning in jargon? We break down the terminology and get back to basics with impact economy concepts. This time, Ingrid Abreu Scherer provides your Impact 101 on ‘social prescribing’.

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Impact investing at work, giving up at home?

At work, Francesca Spoerry was helping major organisations rethink where they put their capital. Then she realised she wasn’t applying the same principles to her own personal investments. But, she soon discovered, she wasn't alone...