News and Views

  • Global crisis? Let’s rethink our relationship with wealth

    The “high priests of Wall Street” are wrong, impact investment pioneer Jed Emerson tells 300 social entrepreneurs and investors at Good Deals + Beyond Good Business.

  • Social entrepreneurs open up about failure, mental health and bumps in the road

    Founders shared some of their most personal challenges yesterday in warts-and-all accounts at Good Deals + Beyond Good Business, a major gathering of social entrepreneurs and social investors.

  • Entries open for 2019 global impact investment champions

    The GSG and Pioneers Post are inviting nominations to honor two outstanding impact investment champions to be announced in Santiago, Chile, later this year. Could you be our winner in 2019?...

  • Shut up, ask questions and embrace the struggle: Jed Emerson's plea to impact investors

    Impact investing has become obsessed with metrics, strategy and tactics – but we’re barking up the wrong tree entirely, says Jed Emerson: instead of arguing about the ‘how’, we need to explore the ‘why’.

  • A different perspective: Grants link global collaborators to boost economic equality

    Fresh approaches to supporting artisans, designers, IT specialists and others to grow their small businesses are under way around the world, focusing particularly on marginalised communities.

  • Impact Finance Bulletin: Australian government backs gender lens investing in Asia

    PLUS: SASC invests in sexual health charity Brook, Big Issue Invest announces £400k social impact bond, Acumen closes $70m energy fund for east Africa, Fair by Design backs challenger credit bureau Credit Kudos, and more.  

  • Beyond billable hours: the lawyers on standby for an impact revolution

    As the ‘impact revolution’ gathers pace, lawyers are assembling to play their part in a new, more purposeful capitalism – with some even drawing up battle tactics.

  • Ethical purchase app CoGo secures £300k investment in bid to win over 50,000 users

    New Zealand company CoGo, which launched in the UK last year, will use the investment to fuel ambitious growth – with aims to sign up another 400 businesses by year end.