Social entrepreneurs are chronically bad salespeople, says Tom Szaky. The TerraCycle founder – and ChangeNOW speaker – on holding back on the purpose-filled elevator pitch, clever use of comedy, and taking a lead from Fox News.
BlueMark's in-depth review of 30 investors – with a combined $99bn in impact assets under management – finds more than half not aligned with SDG targets, while cost constraints mean only 11% engage with stakeholders to assess their impact.
PLUS: $100m MacArthur grant to end homelessness; Dutch VC fund backs digital-only fashion house; ImpactAssets custom investments surge; new pooled fund for southeast Asia; Resonance's launchpad loan for mums' mental health; and more.
US Impact Investing Alliance, B Lab and 50 others hope proposed White House Initiative on Inclusive Economic Growth will nudge policy and coordinate approaches to health, Covid recovery, racial inequality and climate change.
The $1.9tn stimulus bill, like previous assistance packages, is good news for impact investors and social entrepreneurs. But what comes next will be crucial for them to help the new administration fulfill its pledge to build a fairer society.
PLUS: A first crowdfunded impact bond Israel and a new ‘career impact bond’ for American students; MacArthur Foundation’s catalytic capital investment; new climate fund from Aberdeen Standard and Big Issue Group, and more.
As Joe Biden takes over as US president – and takes on a daunting to-do list – the US Impact Investing Alliance’s Fran Seegull shares three ways investors can play their part in building an equitable, resilient future.
Pursuing justice and dignity, not just charity, means acknowledging complicity in systems of inequality – and backing the 'troublemakers' who will hold you to account, says boss of influential US foundation.