Last week the UK government announced new funding to help startups survive Covid-19 – and the founder and CEO of impact investment bank ClearlySo says the approach is a 'big step in the right direction'.
"No sector has a monopoly on saints or scallywags." Rodney Schwartz, CEO of leading social investment organisation ClearlySo, contemplates both the harm done and progress made by ex-bankers in the social investment sphere.
Social investment by its very nature encourages innovative thinking around finance. Imagine if we thought outside of the box in other situations – what if bribery could prevent conflict? Rodney Schwartz contemplates.
There have been several high profile government outsourcing failures, so organisations that operate for social impact should be ministers' first point of call in the future, argues ClearlySo's Rod Schwartz in his latest column.
Cameron may have once described it as his "greatest passion" but mentions of the Big Society are likely to be few and far between in his election campaign. Rodney Schwartz reflects on the initiative – the good, the bad and the controversial.