Inequality is at the heart of multiple crises we are living through right now. The impact investment industry can play a transformative role in our collective healing – but will it? Reflections from Said Business School's social entrepreneur in residence.
Providing non-financial support is core to investing for impact. But what does that mean in practice, and how much help can a small investment team realistically offer? The head of UK social investor Resonance takes us behind the scenes.
In the first of a series looking at 'patient, risk bearing' capital, Duncan Brown asks why social investment is so dominated by short-term, rigid debt instruments – and why there's so little support for higher risk, high return social innovation.
Some 72% of those responding to a survey by the Global Impact Investing Network said they were unlikely to decrease or were likely to increase the capital they had planned to commit this year. PLUS size of global market now estimated at $715bn.
Ahead of this week's Spectrum event on closing the racial wealth gap, organiser Keisha Senter reflects on the task ahead for funders, what we can learn from creative leaders – and her 'ones to watch' when it comes to grassroots change.