Business School

  • Gently disrupting: Charlotte Millar, co-founder of Finance Innovation Lab

    Finance Innovation Lab incubates the people, ideas and movements building an alternative, healthier financial system. We meet co-founder Charlotte Millar – summed up by her WISE100 nominator as both “kind” and “powerful”.

  • Finding the right impact investor for your social enterprise

    You're ready to take on investment. But how will you know when you've found 'the one'? Tips from Rupert Scofield, president and CEO of FINCA International.

  • Purposely, helping limited companies lock in a social mission

    Companies limited by shares can drift away from their social mission when commercial pressures bite. Purposely helps them create a legally binding commitment that reflects their values.

  • How to tell – and sell – your story better: seven golden rules

    A whole bunch of storytelling supremos shared their insights at Good Stories recently. If you missed it – or need a quick reminder – watch our one-minute recap of some of their top tips.

  • Impact Finance Bulletin: Impact investing caught up in US college admissions scam

    PLUS: Record profits for Belu and Unity Trust Bank; innovative finance for community land trusts; new blended finance for tech companies in emerging markets, and more.

  • Agenda Item One: Fish and chips on the porch

    The excuses we make not to invite those we’re meant to be supporting to join our board: the first in our new podcast series on good governance.

  • Face your fears, and other storytelling tips

    How can social entrepreneurs get their story heard? Top tips – and personal reflections – from best-selling author, serial entrepreneur and co-founder of youth marketing agency Livity, Sam Conniff.

Dot Project founders Annie and Cat

Start-ups: Learning to be brave and bold

Starting a business based on your own passions can be highly personal – making every criticism feel like a punch in the stomach. The co-founder of Dot Project shares a warts-and-all account of the company's first two 'rollercoaster' years.