What happens when a philanthropic foundation starts offering repayable finance? Anything from stronger relationships with investees to “awful situations”, as we heard recently. Pioneers Post digs a little deeper.
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.
Philanthropists come in all shapes and sizes. Cecilie Hestbaek at NPC explores the dilemmas of some wondering where to put their money when so many charities are now instrumental in pulic service delivery.
The mighty Gates Foundation commits $80m to close the gender data gap, Scottish social entrepreneurs are given a start-up boost and the role of Islamic Social Finance in dealing with critical social issues is highlighted in Istanbul.