Corporate social impact isn't always easy to piece together, especially when you're tightly tied to a commercial firm. So how does Ikea Social Entrepreneurship – seemingly at high risk of undermining its 'impact integrity' – stay true to its purpose?
Impact investors must show ‘humility’ as market still highly dependent on those seeking below-market rate returns, says European Investment Fund’s Cyril Gouiffes. We report from day one of the ChangeNOW conference in Paris.
Latimpacto delegates urged to embrace risks to tackle urgent challenges in Latin America, following two days of getting stuck in with community initiatives at an event that aimed to be more “disruptive party” than traditional conference.
Progressive investors have long grasped the need to measure their impact at both investee and investor level. But there's a third level at which they can make a difference, as new research finds – even if measuring this isn't easy.
In the first few days of Ukraine’s defence of its country against Russia, the country’s social entrepreneurs have mobilised their networks and skills. We speak to one of them as she directs urgent support for refugees from her home in Kyiv.
Impact investors must welcome newcomers by talking about the problems that can be solved – rather than putting them off with too much focus on the financial instruments. We report from EVPA’s Investors for Impact Forum in Porto.
Impact funds are now “fighting for a share” of an increasingly competitive market – but can use their impact credentials to both attract capital and sign new investment deals, say asset owners and fund managers at the EVPA annual conference.