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INTERVIEW: Putting a price tag on a company’s social and environmental impact is the only way to demonstrate its true profit and loss, believes Sir Ronald Cohen, who is now focusing on driving forward the next accounting revolution.
INTERVIEW: Founded in 1990s eastern Europe, NESsT is still helping high-impact organisations to grow, and not rely on grants. We hear how it makes extra efforts to track its own impact – and how a new fund is tackling LGBTQIA+ discrimination.
Following record investments in 2021, deals are lower this year, Dealroom’s Impact Database reveals this week. Yet impact startups remain collectively valued at more than US$2tn and “impact unicorns” have reached 200.
INTERVIEW: As B Lab leads a "substantial revisit" of the criteria for companies seeking B Corp status, we ask the man who oversees these standards what will change – and if recent criticism of B Corp certifications is justified.
Company directors’ reliance on international accounting standards means sustainability issues are currently reported separately, if at all. But there are steps they can take to better meet their legal responsibilities, says our columnist.
Legal action accusing a US venture capital fund of racial discrimination, because it invests in Black women business owners, prompts anger – and raises questions about the future of race-based policies.
PART 9: Leadership can be deeply fulfilling – but if the buck stops with you, you’re on your own. The key is knowing that bouts of intense isolation and loneliness don’t make you a bad leader. And if you expect it, you can find ways to deal with it.
Fairphone sold over 100,000 phones last year in 16 countries. But can the disruptor brand keep up with the industry giants? CFO Noud Tillemans tells us why brand awareness is now crucial – and how recent impact investment will play a part.
PART 8: How do you handle a workplace drenched in sexism? Liam Black – who is himself still “unlearning the misogyny” that shaped his formative years – shares strategies taken by some of his female mentees. Plus: why men need to step up.
Good jobs change lives. But creating those opportunities and investing in people can be resource-heavy, especially for small social enterprises. Insider tips on how to put job creation at the heart of your mission.
Just 15% of impact investors compare impact results with peers, according to wide-ranging research from GIIN – which calls on individual investors to show “leadership” and “share impact data at scale”.
The global impact deals, reports and initiatives you need to know about this month – all in one place. Featuring Armenia's VIA Fund, the Africa Impact Investing Group, Charity Bank, Leapfrog, BNP Paribas and many more.
A toy maker, a ceramics business and a branding-savvy “social concept store” are all helping to raise public awareness of social enterprise in the Georgian capital – and challenging the notion that buying social means compromising on quality.