Ahead of this week's Spectrum event on closing the racial wealth gap, organiser Keisha Senter reflects on the task ahead for funders, what we can learn from creative leaders – and her 'ones to watch' when it comes to grassroots change.
Impact-driven initiatives easily fall off the list of corporate priorities. But corporate foundations and other corporate social investors are uniquely placed to use their influence – here are four ways they can take a lead.
Look beyond the corporate grant-based funds and government relief programmes and you'll find a whole range of ways to back social enterprises – some more unexpected than others. Here are just a few of them.
Nonprofits urgently need two- to five-year bridge financing right now – but foundations could step in by pledging some of their assets as collateral. Mark Kramer, co-founder and managing director of FSG, calls for bold leadership.
Social investors are too busy looking to the rooftops, instead of spending time helping investees build strong and solid foundations – leaving a clear role for impact-first foundations moving into this space.
This year we've covered everything from a transgender beauty salon in Pakistan, to Ethiopia's first domestic drone manufacturer. Get up to speed with our most popular social enterprise and impact investment stories of the year.