Everyone agrees we need more risk finance – so why are social investors still so bad at providing it? Our ‘Equalizer’ David Floyd asks if investors have the bottle to take big risks on ventures that could deliver major social impact.
What are the big questions facing the UK social investment sector? Find out in our special report from The Gathering 2019, where leading social investors met to debate what's working and explore collaborative solutions.
Investing for impact, where the primary goal is social impact, looks set to grow far more slowly than demand for such finance – unless we make some major changes. Chris West identifies five opportunities to tackle the mismatch.
Client demand is prompting more impact investing, according to the latest annual survey from the Global Impact Investing Network (GIIN) – but more skilled professionals will be needed to keep up with growth in the industry.
It’s time to set the boundaries of impact investing and say 'arrivederci' to those who are failing to support genuinely new solutions to pressing social issues, argues Italy’s leading venture philanthropy pioneer.
For years organisations have been competing to create the best tool to measure social impact. The Impact Management Project turned the question on its head and calmly coaxed 2,000 of them into figuring it all out together.