News and Views

  • Social finance in Canada: the promise and pitfalls examined

    A year after the C$755m Social Finance Fund’s launch, optimism about its transformative potential is tempered by concerns about the exclusion of underserved communities during discussions at the Social Finance Forum.

  • ‘Untapped potential’: billions held in corporate purses could be unlocked for impact, says Impact Europe

    More companies should get into impact investing, urges Impact Europe, but many are still scratching their heads about where to start. A new guide offers pointers to the benefits and the how tos.

  • Nature-based solutions: the challenge of scaling green initiatives that address the world’s challenges

    Nature is the world’s greatest social and financial asset, says Monica Vasquez Del Solar. But we’re not yet making the most of its potential to mitigate climate change and address other global challenges.

Amsterdam social enterprise tour at SEWF 2023

The Editor’s Post: Remembering David LePage

Our editor reflects on meeting David LePage, a true champion of social enterprise, who died in May. Plus we consider the global significance of the EU elections. This week’s view from the Pioneers Post newsroom.

 

The Impact World this Week: 6 June 2024

The most interesting news snippets from around the world. This week: why deeper investment is needed in our oceans, microcredit funds target growth of ‘socio-bioeconomy’ in Brazil, and a social enterprise radio station launches in Wales.