News and Views

  • Big Society Capital hires new ad agency to help 'better appeal to our audiences'

    Feedback prompts the social investment wholesaler to overhaul its brand – engaging a marketing agency that specialises in working with "complicated businesses".

  • The mighty mediator: IMP's Clara Barby

    For years organisations have been competing to create the best tool to measure social impact. The Impact Management Project turned the question on its head and calmly coaxed 2,000 of them into figuring it all out together. 

  • Social business contribution to Welsh economy jumps one third since 2016

    Social businesses are worth over £3bn and the sector demonstrates “increasing maturity”, according to research published today, but lack of resource and staffing issues are causing concern.

  • New independent institute to push impact investing, influence policy

    A new body is to advance impact investing – including by monitoring policy and regulation and advocating for change – and to promote the UK as a world hub in this area.

  • Impact Finance Bulletin: LeapFrog breaks impact investing record with $700m emerging markets fund

    PLUS: Generation Investment raises $1bn to invest in “sustainability revolution”, SIS Ventures makes first equity investment, North East Social Investment Fund invests £700k in employability and education, and more.

  • EVPA spotlight: five social investment and corporate philanthropy headlines you may have missed

    Experts from the European Venture Philanthropy Association (EVPA) select headlines from among their 280 members in recent months – and tell us why they matter.

  • Global crisis? Let’s rethink our relationship with wealth

    The “high priests of Wall Street” are wrong, impact investment pioneer Jed Emerson tells 300 social entrepreneurs and investors at Good Deals + Beyond Good Business.

  • Entries open for 2019 global impact investment champions

    The GSG and Pioneers Post are inviting nominations to honor two outstanding impact investment champions to be announced in Santiago, Chile, later this year. Could you be our winner in 2019?...