Latimpacto, the network for venture philanthropy in Latin America and the Caribbean, publishes first investigation into impact ecosystem, highlighting barriers and opportunities for the market's key players.
The global impact deals, reports and initiatives you need to know about this month – all in one place. Featuring the BUILD Fund, REDF, Fair4All Finance, TriLinc Global Impact Fund, Okra Solar, and many more.
INTERVIEW: How do you ensure that the money shareholders make from investing in your business is used for positive impact? A pioneering ‘equity for good’ deal backed by Heineken and Paul Polman aims to avoid unintended negative consequences.
UK equity and racial justice fund attracts hundreds of leaders and founders from underrepresented backgrounds – debunking fears that there would be insufficient demand from diverse leaders, fund manager says.
Investing in an emerging manager means taking a bet on someone with less obvious track record. But there may be good reasons to invest – not least because a first- or second-time fund manager is likely also from an underrepresented background.
Social innovators were celebrated and corporates committed to work with social enterprises – but as the rich and powerful gathered in Davos, Oxfam shared a dark picture of rising inequality and called for a wealth tax.
Research on catalytic capital tends to focus on what motivates the providers – but what about those receiving it? Bjoern Struewer and Jed Emerson explore how entrepreneurs use grants to take strategic risks and finance growth.
Announcement follows investigation into Church Commissioners' links with 18th-century slave trade, but commitment could be dwarfed by impact investing initiatives already planned by individual churches.