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?
Investors big and small took the leap this week to make a difference. Highlights included £25m being raised in 24 hours for affordable housing, financial inclusion being backed by some big guns and the proliferation of advisors.