News and Views

  • ‘100% impact’ venture philanthropist chooses The Hague for first Europe base

    US-based Draper Richards Kaplan Foundation chiefs say Brexit was a key factor in deciding on their first Europe base – as it prepares to ‘double down’ on its international portfolio.

  • Big Society Capital CEO: 'I’m proud of our review performance – but it raised some important issues'

    Three months after the first-ever major review of Big Society Capital's work, the interim CEO says the priorities now are communicating better, influencing government and addressing a culture that can be off-putting to outsiders.

  • Taking stock: Are impact investors really ready to take on the world's 'intersecting crises'?

    SOCAP Virtual: To make real progress on today's meatiest problems, impact investors themselves may need to make uncomfortable changes. Some insiders, at least, are not convinced they’re willing to do so.

  • ‘Government must lead again’ – US Impact Investing Alliance

    SOCAP Virtual: Previously the message to government was: step aside and let us get on with it. Now advocates of impact investing want Washington to step up – regardless of who’s in the White House.

  • Purpose above profit? UK business leaders call for more government support

    UK business leaders are split on primacy of profit or purpose. But many want government-led incentives to help them take a more responsible approach to capitalism.

  • Four ways to help impact investing go mainstream

    Bringing more capital to impact is crucial now, and there are four steps the impact investing community can take to make it happen, says the founder and president of Spain's Social Nest Foundation.