INTERVIEW: Most corporations getting into impact investing set up a special entity to do so. PayPal is doing it straight from its treasury. Joanne Gan tells us how it works, what they’ve learned – and why other firms could make a “bold commitment” too.
IVPC and Laudes Foundation convened a group of 70 funders from across the continuum of capital on the sidelines of the COP27 meetings in Sharm el-Sheikh, to explore their role in raising the trillions of dollars urgently needed for climate action.
The institute launches this week in Brussels, together with landmark research on the Belgian market to kickstart Impact Week, which also includes the Ashoka Changemaker Summit and EVPA’s conference and C-Summit.
Company directors’ reliance on international accounting standards means sustainability issues are currently reported separately, if at all. But there are steps they can take to better meet their legal responsibilities, says our columnist.
INTERVIEW: As B Lab leads a "substantial revisit" of the criteria for companies seeking B Corp status, we ask the man who oversees these standards what will change – and if recent criticism of B Corp certifications is justified.
Climate finance providers need to adopt a more flexible approach in Africa – working towards a "public good" of investments that benefit all – or risk being part of a longstanding impasse on the continent, says development economist Anzetse Were.
Latest quarterly survey from Social Enterprise UK finds 3% of social enterprises say they’re at risk of closing in the next few weeks as costs rise and turnover drops amidst calls for more help from the government.
A new kind of business education would mean future companies can help solve society's problems, says the British Academy, as its Future of the Corporation programme unveils a report on teaching "purposeful" business.
In just a few years, the City of Taoyuan has created a social business ecosystem, mustering support from hundreds of citizens, students, entrepreneurs and public officials, including the City Mayor and a Nobel Laureate.
Pre-investment support is critical to make a deal successful. But what should it look like, and who pays for it? Sumerian Foundation's Chris West shares lessons from his 20 years of supporting social enterprises – plus one lesson from a 1980s pop phenomenon...
The UK government seems to think – at least for now – that its leader can skip this year's COP27. The casual arrogance is breathtaking, says Nathan Goode – and climate change won't wait for Sunak to re-engage.