This year we've covered everything from a transgender beauty salon in Pakistan, to Ethiopia's first domestic drone manufacturer. Get up to speed with our most popular social enterprise and impact investment stories of the year.
PLUS: Impact bond firsts in Cambodia and Palestine, Big Issue Invest backs lottery business, Bamboo Capital Partners invests in Indonesian peer-to-peer lending platform, VisionFund raises £10m for microfinance – and more.
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.
Any part of the social investment market that isn’t helping charities and social enterprises to access the right finance needs a rethink, writes The Social Investment Business CEO, as he picks up on the debate on reshaping social finance.
Out of crisis, we learn how to do things better. In the fourth piece in our Untold Banking series, Melanie Mills shares four lessons from the frontline of social investment – on change, people, power and honesty.