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.
Are public sector accounts ‘materially misstated’? Our columnist gets anxious as he submerges himself in the alphabet soup of global public sector accounting standards – and proposes a simple addition to bring social value back to the surface.
The education offered to future business leaders, accountants and financiers is “deeply acultural, secular and exclusive”. Faith-based approaches could guide a new model – one that nourishes trust, respects nature and builds a sustainable economy.
Two central themes within Judaism – one that values every being as equal, one that calls on us to work for a kinder world – offer direction and a sense of humility, while collaboration across faiths provides 'spiritual fuel' to continue the journey.
Faith-based investing is a small – though growing – portion of the world’s total assets under management. But 'alliances of goodness' between faith groups are starting to collaborate and allocate impact-first capital. How can they reach the peak?
Investors serious about long-term impact should do more to strengthen the social and environmental systems they rely on for their returns. How? Through catalytic investments, building the field – and sometimes, starting small.
In his latest Nicholls & Dimes column, Jeremy Nicholls applies Monty Python’s analysis of the Roman Empire to current challenges of reporting performance on ESG and corporate impact – and concludes that charities already have the answer.
The House of Lords has been exploring how public services can be bolder in ‘levelling up’ communities around the UK. Three experts told the Lords Public Sector Services Committee why 15% 'added value' isn't good enough.