This year's Good Deals and Beyond Good Business conference will see three social entrepreneurs make the pitch of their lives in the formidable shark tank, a live session in front of a panel of 'sharks'. But whose bait will be the juiciest?
Award-winning ethical investment co-op Shared Interest helps people to earn a living through trade. Sally Seddon talks to us about investor demographics, impact measurement and Chino, the Chilean honey producer.
Organisations looking to make loans to charities and social enterprises in England have until December to apply to Access’ Growth Fund by submitting an expression of interest, the foundation has announced.
The Canadian government’s forthcoming social finance strategy is exploring setting up a Big Society Capital-style wholesaler. Is social investment about to take off in Canada? David Floyd reports from the tenth annual Social Finance Forum.
Following the launch of UnLtd’s Impact Fund this month, Ben Smith, UnLtd’s investment lead, explores what investors and intermediaries need to change for social ventures to start achieving impact at scale.
Billions of dollars are now invested to create social impact as well as financial return. But with powerful new players such as Goldman Sachs and the Ford Foundation striding into this maturing market, will the sector’s original values be lost?