The global impact deals, reports and initiatives you need to know about this month – all in one place. Featuring the Global Fund for Coral Reefs, Jack Dorsey's Block, Mirova, Incofin, NatWest and many more.
Community development finance institution Salad Money says £40m commitment will help it meet “rocketing demand” for credit, and help NHS and other public sector workers to avoid payday lenders and loan sharks.
How does a social investment intermediary outlive shifting political winds, a global financial crisis, and much more? Matt Smith, CEO of Sheffield-based Key Fund, reflects on two decades of taking risks and staying true to the mission.
PLUS: Pioneering revenue-based fund launches in Scotland; Back Market raises $335m in “bullish” circular economy market; AU$8m boost for Queensland social enterprises; Dutch trio backs “truly disruptive” AI firm Envision – and more.
Conservative MP and civil society review author Danny Kruger highlights new funds that social enterprises should watch, adding that Treasury ministers are “very supportive” of social enterprise – but also “very distracted” right now.