News and Views

  • 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.

  • Opinion: We need a purpose marketplace for tech workers – and Big Tech firms could create it

    Tech companies are making mass layoffs – while social impact and sustainability organisations need top talent. One way to plug the gaps: redirect unemployed talent to a purpose-led jobs marketplace that also supports economies in the global South.

  • ‘Odds stacked against it’: Traidcraft, the UK’s pioneering fairtrade enterprise to close

    After more than 40 years, the social enterprise ceases trading leaving ‘significant debts’, job losses and a continuing hope for transformation of an unjust global trading system.

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Impact Investing Newsflow: December 2022 edition

The global impact deals, reports and initiatives you need to know this month – all in one place: welcome to Pioneers Post's Impact Investing Newsflow. This month featuring Nesta, Leapfrog, Stella McCartney, BlueMark and many more.

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Investor in Focus: NESsT

INTERVIEW: Founded in 1990s eastern Europe, NESsT is still helping high-impact organisations to grow, and not rely on grants. We hear how it makes extra efforts to track its own impact – and how a new fund is tackling LGBTQIA+ discrimination.