“But how can it be neutral?” In the first of our new Nicholls & Dimes series, social value expert Jeremy Nicholls responds to the former Bank of England Governor – and asks how eminent economists can ignore the fundamental role of accounting.
Coverage of companies’ sustainability performance is increasing, creating increasing pressure on corporates to meet ESG standards. Can the power of the press be a catalyst for change? How can it help the move towards stakeholder capitalism?
PLUS: A first crowdfunded impact bond Israel and a new ‘career impact bond’ for American students; MacArthur Foundation’s catalytic capital investment; new climate fund from Aberdeen Standard and Big Issue Group, and more.
Consumer goods giant says pledge for inclusion and fair wages across global supply chain will make it a “better, stronger business” – while CEO Alan Jope says company “does not believe in shareholder primacy”.
As Joe Biden takes over as US president – and takes on a daunting to-do list – the US Impact Investing Alliance’s Fran Seegull shares three ways investors can play their part in building an equitable, resilient future.
How do you distribute £800m – announced recently as part of the planned expansion of the UK's Dormant Assets Scheme – for maximum social impact? Nick Temple, CEO of the Social Investment Business, has three suggestions.
Beware enthusiasm doesn't become naivety – we need to confront the reality of business, says Trafigura Foundation boss Vincent Faber, as he looks back at the buzz of a recent gathering of corporate social investors.
C SUMMIT: Business leaders are ready to ‘do the right thing’ but need the ‘radical collaboration’ of philanthropists and corporate social investors as their catalysts – agree Halla Tómasdóttir of The B Team and EVPA chair Steven Serneels.