Climate finance providers need to adopt a more flexible approach in Africa – working towards a "public good" of investments that benefit all – or risk being part of a longstanding impasse on the continent, says development economist Anzetse Were.
How do you build climate resilience of Vietnam's rice farmers? How do you boost the life chances of toddlers in Kenya? It’s complicated – but a solid impact management system is a good start, as the experience of two social enterprises shows.
STREETS OF AMSTERDAM More than 11,000 refugees access sports and much more in the first club created by KLABU. Now – with the backing of Paris-Saint-Germain FC – the social entrepreneur has his eye on a much bigger goal.
The Glasgow talks – and hundreds of fringe events – are wrapping up today, but what next for business and finance? Hear what some ministers, CEOs and impact investing leaders have to say, in our pick of the fortnight's quotes.
UK’s development finance institution says it will become “global leader” in climate finance in Africa and south Asia with five-year commitment – following news that rich country pledges have not been met.
Learning how to sell is a challenge most social entrepreneurs don’t anticipate. Read this exclusive extract from Dr Roy Whitten and Scott Roy's new book Sell Well, Do Good. PLUS: Get a free copy of the e-book.
Using ‘dumb’ phones to make children smarter may sound counter-intuitive, but Eneza Education is proving that SMS-based learning is the best way to reach pupils in remote and low-income communities in four African countries.
In the latest in our series delving into the core components of investing for impact, the head of Italy-based fund OPES-LCEF describes a career-long philosophy of hunting out overlooked potential, coupled with a razor-sharp focus on the end user.