Impact funds are now “fighting for a share” of an increasingly competitive market – but can use their impact credentials to both attract capital and sign new investment deals, say asset owners and fund managers at the EVPA annual conference.
UK’s development finance institution says it will become “global leader” in climate finance in Africa and south Asia with five-year commitment – following news that rich country pledges have not been met.
Latest figures from the UK's CIC Regulator show almost 5,000 more CICs on the register in 2021, bringing total to nearly 24,000 and surpassing growth rate reported by Companies House – but dependency on grant funding remains unclear.
Helping firms switch to a purpose-led model, teaching social entrepreneurship to schoolkids and joining an ambitious, 80-strong partnership: how the city government's Amsterdam Impact is teaming up to help the transition to a new economy.
Sharing the warts-and-all reality of creating a business is a form of resistance, argues our columnist, subverting normative, patriarchal startup culture in favour of something more honest – and more valuable.
Innovation lessons of past decades have fallen by the wayside. Challenges offer better value for money, more diversity of approaches, and a means to shape markets ripe for development – and could provide the moonshot advances that society needs.
An oil company foundation has launched a climate investment fund, and investors are backing pioneering startups - but this isn’t enough to fight climate change: are institutional investors ready to join the race?