There is almost no early-stage, innovation-friendly impact investing, says serial social entrepreneur Mitra Ardron. Should we just admit that all we can do is make impact investors feel good about applying band-aids without fixing the problem?
New study by Global Steering Group for Impact Investment calls for a change in viewpoint from seeing slums and their inhabitants as a problem and instead acknowledging the potential to transform urban liabilities into assets.
Larry Fink, CEO of world’s largest asset manager, says public and private sectors must join forces to ensure emerging economies aren’t left behind in shift to net zero – and suggests rushing decarbonisation would lead to dangerous polarisation.
PLUS: Croatia’s first social impact fund, $100m financing partnership for emerging market ventures, new ‘repayable grants’ for Scottish environmental businesses, Canada’s MaRS Catalyst Fund rebrands and expands, and more.
Ellie Ward talks to Alquity CEO Paul Robinson about making more people realise that there is a better, fairer way to invest financial resources – an approach that will ultimately create a fairer global economy.