Damehood for Caroline Mason, the boss of leading grantmaker and social investor Esmée Fairbairn Foundation, plus accolades for many more in New Year Honours – but questions around an award of ‘empire’ persist.
Climate action and ESG investing are finally becoming areas of commercial opportunity, Mark Carney tells UK's Impact Investing Institute – and companies that fail to prepare for a net-zero transition will soon be seen as "unforgivable".
Investors and advisors are quick to justify why they won't consider investing in impact. But often their reasoning is based on misconceptions – and it's time to tackle the biggest hurdle of all, writes the boss of the Impact Investing Institute.
UK high street banks have been called upon to support emergency loan fund for social ventures, while social investors promise three-week turnaround and regular reviews to adapt and improve the fund where needed.
A £25m recovery fund, £29m in emergency loans and £50m more as Big Society Capital pledges to "reprioritise and repurpose" existing and future investments – while charities get a long-awaited promise of funding from government.
Bite-sized stories this week from the impact investing and social enterprise world: BlackRock faces up to climate risk, most responsible FTSE 100 firm revealed, Charity Commission opens up conversation on responsible investing, and more.
Bite-sized stories this week – featuring a Middle East opportunity for wellbeing-focused enterprises, scale-up support for those helping people with complex needs, royal accolades for social enterprise leaders, and more.