ESG investing helps manage risk but it won't change the wider system. How do we go further? Experts Charly Kleissner and Laurence Laplane-Rigal discuss market-rate myths, France's ‘90/10 funds’ – and embracing NFTs.
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.
Do investors care about impact? Often, no: they're more focused on the warm fuzzy feeling of 'doing good'. But some are accepting moderate returns for more impact, and they're crucial to the growth of early-stage social enterprise.
Look beyond the corporate grant-based funds and government relief programmes and you'll find a whole range of ways to back social enterprises – some more unexpected than others. Here are just a few of them.