Small impact ventures can make a big difference in their local communities. But sometimes they need a helping hand – that’s where Amsterdam Impact is stepping in, as part of a multi-year plan to grow the impact economy.
In his latest Nicholls & Dimes column, Jeremy Nicholls applies Monty Python’s analysis of the Roman Empire to current challenges of reporting performance on ESG and corporate impact – and concludes that charities already have the answer.
Do investors care about impact? Often, no: they're more focused on the warm fuzzy feeling of 'doing good'. But some are accepting moderate returns for more impact, and they're crucial to the growth of early-stage social enterprise.
Conservative MP and civil society review author Danny Kruger highlights new funds that social enterprises should watch, adding that Treasury ministers are “very supportive” of social enterprise – but also “very distracted” right now.
BlueMark's in-depth review of 30 investors – with a combined $99bn in impact assets under management – finds more than half not aligned with SDG targets, while cost constraints mean only 11% engage with stakeholders to assess their impact.
Up to 50,000 firms required to meet stricter reporting standards from 2024, with proposed directive that seeks to fill major data gaps and overcome what finance chief Mairead McGuinness calls “systemic risks” for the economy.
What happens when a support programme ends? The second episode of this two-part series explores what we can learn from Enhance Social Enterprise, a EU-funded social enterprise support scheme in the south-west of England.
How best to support mission-led businesses and the social economy of a particular region? This two-part series explores what we can learn from the achievements of an EU-funded programme in the south-west of England.
PLUS: A first crowdfunded impact bond Israel and a new ‘career impact bond’ for American students; MacArthur Foundation’s catalytic capital investment; new climate fund from Aberdeen Standard and Big Issue Group, and more.