PLUS: Blue Impact Fund first of its kind in UK; Germany's EIF-backed social innovation fund; Bain Capital raises $800m for second impact investing fund; Los Angeles' Everytable raises $16m in Series B round; and more.
With a third of the world’s adults still unbanked, the work of credit unions remains as relevant as ever – and their true impact on communities and the public purse may be significant, as two recent social value analyses demonstrate.
Bite-sized stories this week from the impact economy around the world: a “historic shift” among impact investors on impact measurement, insights on family giving, Starbucks backs coffee cup recycling drive, and more.
Bite-sized stories this week: Businesses pledge big at climate talks, UK construction firm Wates hits £20m social spending target, a new law in Cyprus, grants windfall for Irish projects and a market first in recycled materials for water company Belu.
Sweet treats selected from your social enterprise and impact investing news releases. This week: €800k for Irish social enterprise training, new fund for fashion industry innovations, soap enterprise invites others to "steal its staff", and more...