It’s been nearly three years since the world's first impact investment fund for arts and culture began backing projects. Two key lessons have emerged, explains Nesta's director of arts and culture programmes.
This year, Triodos became the first bank in the UK to launch a crowdfunding platform – enabling more positive impact organisations to raise capital. Could this be the answer to creating a fairer society?
Billions of dollars are now invested to create social impact as well as financial return. But with powerful new players such as Goldman Sachs and the Ford Foundation striding into this maturing market, will the sector’s original values be lost?