Too complex and prone to manipulation? Or a brilliant way to tackle thorny social issues? Opinions on social impact bonds remain divided. The UK's Government Outcomes Lab has spent six years studying the evidence...
The financial accounting system we use today is hurtling towards irrelevance, undermined by the very inequality to which it has contributed. It's time to change how profit is calculated – before it's too late.
Social enterprises and others can apply for grants of up to £9m as part of the government's new Youth Investment Fund, delivered by Social Investment Business, and set to fund 300 existing or new youth facilities.
The B Corp idea disrupted entrenched narratives in business. But certification of companies like Nespresso shows that it must now evolve to embrace newer, bolder ideas in business – or risk being adapted to the needs of the “old economy”.
PLUS: EdTech Provider APDS gains US$7m to 'transform the correctional system'; new report calls for US$6trn in impact investing improve urban slums; Wysa raises US$20m to expand AI-powered mental health services, and more.
New study by Global Steering Group for Impact Investment calls for a change in viewpoint from seeing slums and their inhabitants as a problem and instead acknowledging the potential to transform urban liabilities into assets.
Social and environmental benefits are entirely interconnected; it's time for the impact community to properly put this into practice. Plus, we explore the recent challenges facing purposeful property enterprise Dot Dot Dot.
As heatwaves sweep Asia and Europe, the reality of the climate crisis is becoming ever more obvious to even the most hardened sceptics. Who has the ideas, skills and motivation to move us to net zero? Social entrepreneurs!
The Just Transition Finance Challenge, described as 'key' to a fair and inclusive transition economy, was launched at the Finance for Impact summit this week, alongside new recommendations to scale impact investing across the financial sector.
The UK social enterprise is facing allegations of unethical behaviour after increasing fees for property guardians. We explore what happened when tensions stretched between market constraints and stakeholders’ expectations.