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Heated debate on impact investing at Skoll World Forum raises concerns about poor evidence of impact and “misguided” assumptions. But some say it can work if investors adopt alternative vehicles and reach out to untapped pools of capital.
Religious groups can struggle to find investments that truly fulfil their values. But there are techniques and tools that can create the social and environmental impact that faiths around the world want to see, says Mathew Jensen of FaithInvest.
The education offered to future business leaders, accountants and financiers is “deeply acultural, secular and exclusive”. Faith-based approaches could guide a new model – one that nourishes trust, respects nature and builds a sustainable economy.
Two central themes within Judaism – one that values every being as equal, one that calls on us to work for a kinder world – offer direction and a sense of humility, while collaboration across faiths provides 'spiritual fuel' to continue the journey.
Faith-based investing is a small – though growing – portion of the world’s total assets under management. But 'alliances of goodness' between faith groups are starting to collaborate and allocate impact-first capital. How can they reach the peak?
Eight years after it was created amid a buzz of optimism, the Global Social Entrepreneurship Network has shut for good. Its closure has stark lessons for those supporting social enterprises, writes GSEN co-founder Krisztina Tora.
False trade-offs and quick fixes may be appealing during times of fear and uncertainty – but we need to allow for and even embrace the messy reality of multiple approaches if we're to solve today's biggest problems.