MY IMPACT STORY: The Latimpacto CEO shares the ups and downs of a purpose-driven career path – from growing up amid the violence of 1980s Colombia, to corporate law, to leading a fast-growing network with staff across the continent.
Her friends consider her an “exceptional connector”, with crazy ideas ahead of her time. As she comes to terms with cancer, the gender-lens investing champion is more impatient than ever – but her legacy project, she tells us, is also a source of joy.
INTERVIEW: An NGO co-founded by Patagonia’s Yvon Chouinard is shifting millions from corporate coffers to green causes. The CEO tells us why it’s not about perfection – and why she’s had enough of “squabbling” and indecision.
How do you cater for a growing urban population while protecting the planet? Insights from a resource-strapped mayor in Mozambique, a conservation champion in Canada, and a Polish municipality that’s involving kindergartens to reach net zero.
INTERVIEW: Investment firms can affect people and the planet in many ways – and not just through the businesses they back. The leaders of a new project seeking consensus on ‘investor contribution’ tell us why their work is breaking new ground.
INTERVIEW: With its pilot £25m impact fund, the Church of England is becoming an important player in UK social investing. Vanessa Morphet tells us why it's all about being "catalytic" – and why the church's decentralised structure brings challenges.
Philanthropy alone cannot solve pervasive issues like poverty and inequity, believes Abha Thorat-Shah. She is leading the British Asian Trust’s work to deploy social finance mechanisms to boost education, employment and entrepreneurship.
Maggie O'Carroll was once told to get herself “a little job”. Instead, she set up The Women's Organisation – sparking over 4,000 new businesses. She speaks to us about Brexit, social investment headaches – and going beyond “vanity” metrics.