News and Views

  • Tipping Point Fund grants $3.3m to 16 organisations to ‘harmonise’ impact reporting

    The fund's largest grant cycle to date will fund initiatives by a group of organisations, including BlueMark and B Lab, to improve impact data availability, metrics and measurement.

  • Listen to me: pioneering hearing care in Chad

    Amid unrest and Covid-19, non-profit Écoute-moi! is opening up the world to dozens of children with hearing loss. And it's showing how companies – here, a hearing aid manufacturer – can have an impact through corporate philanthropy.

  • UK: Social enterprises on Labour’s radar as deputy leader picks Impact Hub for policy launch

    Hopes rise that social entrepreneurship is back on the policy agenda after opposition party number two Angela Rayner picked a London social enterprise to launch new policy proposal.

  • Place-based impact investing: Why institutional investors should follow social investors’ lead

    OPINION: Social investors are way ahead of the curve when it comes to understanding the potential of private capital to ‘level up’ the UK. Sarah Forster argues that now is the time to scale by sharing their place-based lens with institutional investors.

  • Scotland’s social enterprise supermarket Locavore gets £850k to scale ‘further and faster’

    Locavore’s goal is to make grocery shopping more affordable for shoppers and beneficial to the local economy. The social enterprise supermarket is the latest business to receive support from Social Investment Scotland in the last few months.

  • Why battle for blended finance is top of Access Foundation's to-do list

    NEWS ANALYSIS: Long snubbed in an impact investing market obsessed with returns, ‘blended finance’ has now proven its worth. But securing its survival could be Access’s most important role in the second half of its lifetime.