PLUS: Covid-19 announcements you may have missed; ADB Ventures tech fund raises first $50m; EU invests €1m in Oneplanetcrowd platform; grants for UK energy innovators; and more from the world of investing for good.
Last week the UK government announced new funding to help startups survive Covid-19 – and the founder and CEO of impact investment bank ClearlySo says the approach is a 'big step in the right direction'.
PLUS: Impact bond firsts in Cambodia and Palestine, Big Issue Invest backs lottery business, Bamboo Capital Partners invests in Indonesian peer-to-peer lending platform, VisionFund raises £10m for microfinance – and more.
Plus: Bridges raises £35m for second social outcomes fund, Palladium's first impact fund targets $40m for African small businesses, Scotland's first community-owned school building and impactful chocolate in Indonesia...
269 capital allocations, £246m committed, £66m drawn down... Following its pledge to be more transparent, the world's first social investment bank has delivered us a big Xmas sack of data! Lee Mannion unwraps it.