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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.
Following this month's devastating earthquakes in Turkey and Syria, social entrepreneurs in Ankara tell Pioneers Post why they need ideas more than money – and why the social economy now needs to be "more audacious".
Impact assets still fall far short of today's pressing social needs. We need a major mindset shift in impact investing – and we need to trust our unstoppable social entrepreneurs to do what they do best.
Most companies’ sustainability reports still fail to capture what matters to the people who actually experience the impacts. Assurance can help us put them and their wellbeing high up on the agenda – and push us to keep improving.
As decision time looms on where to allocate £700m of dormant assets, the MP for Stoke-on-Trent Central makes the case for social entrepreneurs – who "dare to think differently" and make a huge impact, especially in underserved areas of the UK.