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Izzy Obeng and Bayo Adelaja both created ventures that make it easier for diverse founders to grow a business. But social entrepreneurs of colour still face barriers, especially in accessing finance. Dr Yaz Osho explores what needs to change.
A £30m budget to tackle homelessness may sound tiny, but the social investment pilot is already leveraging millions more in investment. We unpick the details of a complex collection of funds – and find out what they hope to achieve.
Social business Catch22 – itself the product of a merger between two organisations – has announced a string of tie-ups in recent years, including at least one that didn't quite go to plan. CEO Chris Wright shares what he’s learned from the experience.
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PLUS: Japan’s banks team up for impact; €32m to support African health entrepreneurs; John Lewis and Hubbub join forces for the circular economy, and more – all the deals you need to know about this month.
GDP up, good; GDP down, bad? Not so simple, especially when assessing citizens’ wellbeing. Many alternative measures aim to fill that gap, but none can entirely replace GDP, writes our columnist – and in any case, the real issue lies deeper...
Almost every employer on the planet now claims to be an equal opportunities employer, but in reality that’s rarely the case. So how does someone wanting to build a more inclusive workplace put their words into action?
PLUS: More COP26 headlines you may have missed; Esmee Fairbairn’s £10m impact investing pot; impact unicorns; blended finance rebound, Marshall Institute's £50m accelerator, a skills impact bond for India, Ecosia's new VC fund, and more.
How does a 20-something newcomer to finance shift his family's entire investment strategy? Heated arguments may be inevitable, but investing 100% for impact is no big deal, says Grupo Baobá's Fernando Scodro – and advisors need to catch up.
Our financial accounting systems were designed by white men, for white men – with disastrous implications for people and planet. Could a gender lens help us reshape an accounting system built on empathy and that works for the majority?
Changes to alcohol and air travel tax, and more talk of levelling up in the UK's autumn Budget, unveiled yesterday – but is it good news or bad for social entrepreneurs? UnLtd's Kevin Armstrong takes a closer look.
How does a social investment intermediary outlive shifting political winds, a global financial crisis, and much more? Matt Smith, CEO of Sheffield-based Key Fund, reflects on two decades of taking risks and staying true to the mission.