News and Views

  • Macmillan launches £3.5m impact investment fund in first for 100-year-old charity

    Impact investing first sees UK's Macmillan Cancer Support back health tech startup as it kicks off two-year programme to support more innovation in cancer care.

  • The secret to sustainability #3: why uncertainty is key for sustainability assurance

    PART 3: Figuring out what to include in a sustainability report means accepting higher thresholds for uncertainty. That’s confusing for the user and more difficult for the auditor, writes our columnist – but there is a way to make it work.

  • ChangeNOW's Santiago Lefebvre: ‘Paris will be the Florence of the green Renaissance’

    It's one of the biggest impact gatherings in the world, uniting ‘radicals’ and realists in a bid to save the planet. But ChangeNOW only came together thanks to a ‘crazy bet’, a flair for showbiz – and some inadvertent help from Donald Trump. 

  • ImpactVC unites 120 European VC firms to accelerate investment in impact startups

    First members of new initiative collectively manage £12bn, and include mainstream venture capital firms as well as impact specialists.

  • Deal in Focus: How Toast Ale locked impact into its £2m raise

    INTERVIEW: How do you ensure that the money shareholders make from investing in your business is used for positive impact? A pioneering ‘equity for good’ deal backed by Heineken and Paul Polman aims to avoid unintended negative consequences.

  • Impact Investing Newsflow: January 2023 edition

    The global impact deals, reports and initiatives you need to know about this month – all in one place. Featuring the BUILD Fund, REDF, Fair4All Finance, TriLinc Global Impact Fund, Okra Solar, and many more.