Social investors backing health and social care businesses see themselves as key partners – much more than just ‘bankers in sandals’ – as Covid-19 pressures refuse to abate. Catch up in the latest webinar from Pioneers Post and Good Finance.
PLUS: New impact firm Engine No. 1 to ‘harness capitalism for positive change’; Turner Impact Capital closes $350m workforce housing fund; IIX launches $27m bond to help women rebuild livelihoods, December impact reports; and more.
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.