Concerns about virtue-signalling and purpose-washing are widespread – and sometimes justified – in the conference circuit. Big claims or good intentions are no longer enough: sponsors must do all they can to prove their commitment.
Convincing a corporation to commit to real change or support an impact initiative can make a huge difference – but it’s not always easy. Top tips from Yunus Social Business, B Lab Europe and more, shared at this week's Latimpacto conference.
Brazilian historians call on impact investors to help prevent the “erasing” of history – and on corporates to lead the way towards racial equity. We report from day one of the Latimpacto annual conference in Rio de Janeiro.
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.
Ecommerce is a huge opportunity for social enterprises, but they often lack the confidence and resources to get it right. Ebay UK on how it's helping early-stage social ventures to start selling online – without pushing predefined outcomes.
Tamara Abed has been supporting social entrepreneurs through BRAC, one of the world's largest NGOs, for 20 years. As the future of development finance is changing, she tells us why leaders must start prioritising what really benefits humanity.