Around the world, governments are mobilising and citizens are experiencing major upheavals, as new measures kick in to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. What if we treated the – equally devastating – economic and climate crisis with similar urgency?
PLUS: BNP Paribas and European Investment Fund create €10m impact bond fund, SIS Ventures' second fundraise, US foundations back affordable food business Everytable, Dutch firm Tony’s Chocolonely secures new investment, and more.
SNAPSHOTS FROM ADDIS Maisha Technologies has won the respect of major funders and potential clients. It’s now set to become the first company to manufacture drones inside Ethiopia – but it’s a long, and occasionally turbulent, journey to get there.
SNAPSHOTS FROM ADDIS: Business is undeniably tough for Desert Rose, which is producing affordable household water filters – but diverse revenue streams and a healthy dose of creativity are keeping the social enterprise on course.