Good impact measurement processes supposedly ensure an investment will achieve the desired outcome. But is that the case? New research from NPC suggests we simply don't know – and that's a real problem.
Universities must help create more sustainable economies by not only offering high quality education but also by acting as responsible employers and consumers, say vice-chancellors as Times Higher Education Impact Rankings released.
“Waste has value. Our role is to find that value.” So says the female founder of Chanja Datti – which also engages citizens in recycling, helps people access bank accounts, and even gets kids back into school. What are the secrets of its success?
VIDEO: Degrowth, deep change and redesign are key concepts for anyone who wants to see global economies shift towards true sustainability. Three influential thinkers discuss the big challenges we face at the ChangeNOW conference in Paris.
The more that impact measurement is relied on to shape investor decisions, the more worried we should be, says Dr Jess Daggers: the information gathered does not necessarily correspond with reality, and yet few take this risk into account.
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Expanding healthcare through AI in Africa, publishing city-guides for impact entrepreneurs or boosting inclusion in the startup scene – we bring you some stimulating social business ideas from the Impact Shakers Summit in Brussels.
INTERVIEW: Investment firms can affect people and the planet in many ways – and not just through the businesses they back. The leaders of a new project seeking consensus on ‘investor contribution’ tell us why their work is breaking new ground.
Women workers outnumber men in social economy organisations; leadership and pay gaps are also lower than in the wider economy. But a “considerable glass ceiling” persists. The OECD argues this needs to change.
The Mumbai slum romanticised in the film Slumdog Millionaire is to be redeveloped – but current plans ignore its function as a hub of enterprise and creativity. Sustainability-linked finance could unlock an alternative future.
Access to funding for diverse entrepreneurs is not a "pipeline problem", we hear at this week's Impact Shakers Summit in Brussels. Plus: new backers for Suzanne Biegel's legacy fund and why a UN resolution on the social economy matters.
UN recognition of the social economy builds on progress in many countries, from Senegal to South Korea. The next step is widespread implementation, say Victorine Anquediche Ndeye, Marlène Schiappa, Chantal Line Carpentier, Frédéric Bailly and Francois Bonnici.
PART 2: Shallow self-knowledge about what's driving you will crumble quickly when you face resistance. So: why you? Why do you care? Tough questions from the gloves-off mentor for aspiring social entrepreneurs.