Lockdown has one upside: it's easier than ever to rub shoulders with social entrepreneurs and impact investors from around the world – without even leaving your desk. Here are 10 to add to your schedule.
The Scottish government is among those announcing new funding this week, as it unveils early details of support for charities and social enterprises – but Westminster is yet to reassure the wider UK charity sector of its support.
PLUS: BNP Paribas and European Investment Fund create €10m impact bond fund, SIS Ventures' second fundraise, US foundations back affordable food business Everytable, Dutch firm Tony’s Chocolonely secures new investment, 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.
Bite-sized stories selected from your social enterprise and impact investing news releases. This week: new declarations of a climate emergency, Big Issue goes contactless, Social Investment Scotland reveals annual figures, and more.