Investing for impact, where the primary goal is social impact, looks set to grow far more slowly than demand for such finance – unless we make some major changes. Chris West identifies five opportunities to tackle the mismatch.
Can the data collection methods of a fisherman be used by a healthcare professional? 'Yes' argues a group of leading foundations and NGOs, which have clubbed together to launch a new social purpose peer-to-peer platform.
Foundations have the capacity to play a crucial role in developing the social enterprise market. It's time they maximised this potential to catalyse lasting change, argue Danyal Sattar and Chris Dadson.
The way in which foundations are run must radically change argues CEO of The Social Investment Consultancy Jake Hayman, who has had it with the foundations that "turn social leaders into perpetual beggars".
Self-promoting CSR strategies just don't cut it in today's world. Many big businesses are getting serious about their social and environmental strategies because issues such as extreme poverty and global warming will not be solved without collaboration.