There’s plenty going on inside the Brussels bubble that will affect how the social economy is supported – or not – around the European Union. Toby Gazeley deciphers the latest news from the EU capital and tells us what to look out for next.
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.
Women workers outnumber men in social economy organisations; leadership and pay gaps are also lower than in the wider economy. But a “considerable glass ceiling” persists. The OECD argues this needs to change.
Most companies’ sustainability reports still fail to capture what matters to the people who actually experience the impacts. Assurance can help us put them and their wellbeing high up on the agenda – and push us to keep improving.
Different tribes of the impact economy are converging as the ESG movement hots up and impact-focused leaders open arms to their fellow problem-solvers. We report from a recent Social Value International event.
Public sector organisations are keen to support social investment – and in many cases are already playing a wider role than commonly perceived. But misunderstandings and internal blockages can still create headaches.
Investors and enterprises are increasingly speaking the same language when it comes to understanding the difference they’re making, as the Impact Management Project’s Olivia Prentice found at last month’s SOCAP gathering.