Just 15% of impact investors compare impact results with peers, according to wide-ranging research from GIIN – which calls on individual investors to show “leadership” and “share impact data at scale”.
Universities must help create more sustainable economies by not only offering high quality education but also by acting as responsible employers and consumers, say vice-chancellors as Times Higher Education Impact Rankings released.
Good impact measurement processes supposedly ensure an investment will achieve the desired outcome. But is that the case? New research from NPC suggests we simply don't know – and that's a real problem.
We need to halt economic growth to save the planet, but sustain growth to meet society's needs. Impact investing can help overcome this paradox, says the co-founder of Astanor Ventures, by focusing on three key principles.
Reporting from Madrid, where Fi Forum attendees discuss the feelgood factor of impact investing; fighting inertia when it comes to understanding investors' true impact; and breaking glass ceilings – this week from the Pioneers Post newsroom.
The Mumbai slum romanticised in the film Slumdog Millionaire is to be redeveloped – but current plans ignore its function as a hub of enterprise and creativity. Sustainability-linked finance could unlock an alternative future.
Most companies’ sustainability reports still fail to capture what matters to the people who actually experience the impacts. Assurance can help us put them and their wellbeing high up on the agenda – and push us to keep improving.
Failures may feel scary, excusable and something to ignore – but they also provide insights into how to use resources better. Adam Richards, Bonnie Chiu and Jeremy Nicholls on rewiring our thinking to account for unintended negative outcomes.