PLUS: New impact firm Engine No. 1 to ‘harness capitalism for positive change’; Turner Impact Capital closes $350m workforce housing fund; IIX launches $27m bond to help women rebuild livelihoods, December impact reports; and more.
PLUS: Blue Impact Fund first of its kind in UK; Germany's EIF-backed social innovation fund; Bain Capital raises $800m for second impact investing fund; Los Angeles' Everytable raises $16m in Series B round; and more.
Is the US social fracture beyond repair? The nation remains highly polarised after a hard-fought election, but there are ways of bringing Americans back together, say three leading social entrepreneurs.
Innovation lessons of past decades have fallen by the wayside. Challenges offer better value for money, more diversity of approaches, and a means to shape markets ripe for development – and could provide the moonshot advances that society needs.
PLUS: Social Impact Ventures rebrands and doubles fund size; Save the Children Australia impact fund opens for business; UN’s first outcomes fund; the new $400m 'blank-cheque' sustainability company; and more.
STARS OF SEWF2020: Kate Bailey of Colorado's Eco-Cycle on the 1970s neighbourhood action that has become one of the world’s largest recycling nonprofits – and the "tremendous opportunity" the sector offers to social enterprises today.
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.