PLUS: Blue Impact Fund first of its kind in UK; Germany's EIF-backed social innovation fund; Bain Capital raises $800m for second impact investing fund; Los Angeles' Everytable raises $16m in Series B round; and more.
Exceptional times call for exceptional leadership: meet our Women of Inspiration, 100 women in UK social enterprise and impact investing, nominated by you for recognition in this year's WISE 2020, in partnership with NatWest.
Youth unemployment is a growing problem in Greece, Croatia and Cyprus. The COOPower project is inspiring young people to create their own social enterprises and co-operatives to tackle the problem themselves.
Alternatives to traditional bank lending have scaled 20-fold to £3,388m from £169m in just eight years, with property funds and non-bank lending on the up, reveals annual market update from the UK’s impact investing wholesaler.
The Big Exchange, co-founded by The Big Issue and a coalition of industry partners, allows UK residents to become impact investors with £25 a month – and has plans to reduce that minimum investment to just £3.
PLUS: Social Impact Ventures rebrands and doubles fund size; Save the Children Australia impact fund opens for business; UN’s first outcomes fund; the new $400m 'blank-cheque' sustainability company; and more.