PART 3: The world is full of “charlatans, greenwashers and Instagram lifestylers” keen for social change – as long as they themselves don't have to change. If you think you can solve the world’s problems, be brutally honest about your ‘why’.
Recent criticism of ESG investing claims it’s harmful because it stops us making real changes. Are those of us in social enterprise and tech for good just as guilty of inadvertently tinkering around the edges?
Larry Fink, CEO of world’s largest asset manager, says public and private sectors must join forces to ensure emerging economies aren’t left behind in shift to net zero – and suggests rushing decarbonisation would lead to dangerous polarisation.
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.
Bite-sized stories this week from the impact investing and social enterprise world: BlackRock faces up to climate risk, most responsible FTSE 100 firm revealed, Charity Commission opens up conversation on responsible investing, and more.