Brazil’s coastal city Rio de Janeiro might seem worlds apart from the UK’s London borough of Hackney. But on a recent visit, three Brazilian visitors are inspired by British women's work in social enterprise.
PLUS: Impact bond firsts in Cambodia and Palestine, Big Issue Invest backs lottery business, Bamboo Capital Partners invests in Indonesian peer-to-peer lending platform, VisionFund raises £10m for microfinance – and more.
Dolphin Living’s Retail Charity Bond raising £25m in 24 hours got our attention. But how can individuals get in on this impact investing stuff? To get some clarity, we talked to Phil Caroe, director of social finance at Allia.
Investors big and small took the leap this week to make a difference. Highlights included £25m being raised in 24 hours for affordable housing, financial inclusion being backed by some big guns and the proliferation of advisors.