Blended finance is no magic wand – and there's little reason to use it in most of Asia, one expert says. Plus, more positive sentiments from speakers at this week's gathering in Spain – but a plea for “more African representation” next time.
Nigerian entrepreneur calls for boldness and ‘deliberate action’ to address inequality – and urges GSG Summit audience to consider how their actions affect Africans, including those fleeing the continent on a ‘journey to nowhere’.
The global impact deals, reports and initiatives you need to know about this month – all in one place. Featuring Armenia's VIA Fund, the Africa Impact Investing Group, Charity Bank, Leapfrog, BNP Paribas and many more.
OPINION: Coca-Cola did $3bn-worth of environmental damage in 2019, and the negative health impact of Danone’s products was nearly $8bn, reveals a new accounting approach. The time is up for self-serving, inaccurate ESG reporting.
The more that impact measurement is relied on to shape investor decisions, the more worried we should be, says Dr Jess Daggers: the information gathered does not necessarily correspond with reality, and yet few take this risk into account.
The Mumbai slum romanticised in the film Slumdog Millionaire is to be redeveloped – but current plans ignore its function as a hub of enterprise and creativity. Sustainability-linked finance could unlock an alternative future.