The entrepreneur that sees his venture as a "pain reliever" for high-polluting firms in Indonesia; what it takes to create an inclusive impact fund – and meeting President Biden: this week's update from the editors at Pioneers Post.
The journey from farm to fork can be highly polluting, with food processing firms a major source of emissions. How do you get companies to take action? In Indonesia, one B Corp has found a solution – one that also offers renewable power to rural homes.
From farm data that's easier to trace, to more efficient 'smart contracts', to using tokens to raise funds from a range of investors – blockchain can help overcome some of the barriers to growth in impact investing.
Recycling programmes that focus only on operations will fail if we ignore the cultures, beliefs and needs of the people expected to use them. Three lessons on opening hearts and minds from the behaviour change lead at Delterra.
Inclusion and equality are key to G20 priorities of health, digital transformation and sustainable energy – with a vital role for blended finance, say speakers at G20 Impact Day, ahead of AVPN conference in Bali this week.
The AVPN Global Conference has a key role to play in the journey towards this year’s G20 Summit, putting the spotlight on how more capital can be directed towards achieving the sustainable development goals across Asia.
Sustainable hatmaker Topiku has faced big challenges. But its founder is convinced that the social enterprise is finally on the right trajectory since changing its customer focus, at the same time as prioritising balancing profit with purpose.
New research collates evidence from seven countries and territories in South East Asia. It reveals that a diverse range of social enterprises are trading across all sectors of economy and that women and young people are taking the lead.
Breaking through the sometimes mystifying language of impact measurement and management is a challenge, but a project run by Social Value UK and an accelerator for Indonesian social enterprises has proved a success.