Reporting from Madrid, where Fi Forum attendees discuss the feelgood factor of impact investing; fighting inertia when it comes to understanding investors' true impact; and breaking glass ceilings – this week from the Pioneers Post newsroom.
Expanding healthcare through AI in Africa, publishing city-guides for impact entrepreneurs or boosting inclusion in the startup scene – we bring you some stimulating social business ideas from the Impact Shakers Summit in Brussels.
Ahead of this week's Impact Shakers Summit, founder Yonca Braeckman tells Tim West what drives her to back inclusive entrepreneurship – and how her career took her from Belgian chip-shop, to virtual reality filmmaking, to impact investor.
It's one of the biggest impact gatherings in the world, uniting ‘radicals’ and realists in a bid to save the planet. But ChangeNOW only came together thanks to a ‘crazy bet’, a flair for showbiz – and some inadvertent help from Donald Trump.
Following record investments in 2021, deals are lower this year, Dealroom’s Impact Database reveals this week. Yet impact startups remain collectively valued at more than US$2tn and “impact unicorns” have reached 200.
The doughnut economics creator says too many impact startups are turned into mainstream companies under pressure of venture capital investors – we report from the ChangeNOW conference in Paris last week.
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.