ESG investing helps manage risk but it won't change the wider system. How do we go further? Experts Charly Kleissner and Laurence Laplane-Rigal discuss market-rate myths, France's ‘90/10 funds’ – and embracing NFTs.
Two common refrains – hoping for the day when “every business is a social enterprise”, and claiming that social entrepreneurship “is a verb, not a noun” – sound positive. In fact, they hold us back from true progress, says the Trico Charitable Foundation boss.
The worldview baked into the Sustainable Development Goals is inherently flawed – based on the same paradigm that created today's problems. Are we addicted to quick-fix painkillers – and failing to address the underlying causes?
Most systems we care about are complex – and devilishly difficult to redesign. But, if we can't be the 'architects' of new systems, can we be the 'gardeners' that tend them? The former GuideStar boss explains how in an extract from his new book.
Catalyst 2030 network mobilises some 1,000 organisations worldwide to sign open letter calling for end to short-term funding focused on symptoms, as network’s Systemic Change Awards go to SAP, European Commission and more.
Boss of communications giant Edelman tells social innovators of Catalyst 2030 that civil society organisations have done a “poor job of positioning themselves” and rely on outdated PR methods – insufficient in an age of distrust.
Progressive investors have long grasped the need to measure their impact at both investee and investor level. But there's a third level at which they can make a difference, as new research finds – even if measuring this isn't easy.
Social enterprises can survive social or environmental ‘bankruptcy’ – but run out of cash, and they cease trading. Financial viability means more than a healthy profit, though: it’s also the key to a better way of doing business.