Could fintech disruptors give community lenders a new burst of energy – and help them compete with their for-profit, mainstream competitors? Six partnerships, backed by the UK government's Affordable Credit Challenge, will soon find out.
Bite-sized stories this week from the impact investing and social enterprise world: BlackRock faces up to climate risk, most responsible FTSE 100 firm revealed, Charity Commission opens up conversation on responsible investing, and more.
In Ghana, Soronko Academy is training the next generation of female computer scientists and challenging long-held gender stereotypes. DICE Young Storymaker Imani Dlamini meets founder Regina Honu to find out more.
PLUS: New $40m fund to bridge short-term financing gaps, Social and Sustainable Capital makes first investment from its housing fund, tech startup OpenSC raises $4m, CIC secures £250k through social investment tax relief, and more.
Bite-sized stories selected from your social enterprise and impact investing news releases. This week: new declarations of a climate emergency, Big Issue goes contactless, Social Investment Scotland reveals annual figures, and more.
Dr Sue Black OBE overcame a tough start in life – and crippling shyness – to become one of Europe’s most influential women in tech. We hear how she's inspiring a new generation of mums to make the most of technology.