Larger businesses are often seen as the better investment bet. But for more resilient economies, we must focus on helping SMEs to flourish. GSG's Krisztina Tora on lessons from pioneering efforts in Zambia and Ghana.
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New study by Global Steering Group for Impact Investment calls for a change in viewpoint from seeing slums and their inhabitants as a problem and instead acknowledging the potential to transform urban liabilities into assets.
Reporting from this week’s GSG Impact Summit, Laura Joffre hears how data – however untidy – is “revolutionising” behaviour. Plus, the high-profile venture that wants to transform governance, and more top stories this week.
Head of Harvard Business School’s Impact-Weighted Accounts Project sets out his vision for true impact transparency as he emphasises that existing sustainability accounting approaches focus too much on risk.
Spain's impact investment market is consolidating according to new research launched at SpainNAB's third annual event, with strong growth from private sector investors but calls for more public sector involvement.
Impact investors must show ‘humility’ as market still highly dependent on those seeking below-market rate returns, says European Investment Fund’s Cyril Gouiffes. We report from day one of the ChangeNOW conference in Paris.
In Latin America, women are pushing forward key agendas including gender-lens and nature-positive investing. We spoke to three of them to find out what the rest of us can learn from the region – and how women entrepreneurs could be better supported.