Social enterprises and non-profits are being hit hard by the effects of the pandemic, an unexpected crisis that can derail their impact. Stepping into the breach is Open Road Alliance, a market leader in social sector bridge funding.
If we are going to make progress on the triple bottom line of people, planet and profit, then embracing sustainable practices has to be a prime concern. Is it really the difficult balancing act people claim it to be?
In an age where technology seeps into every facet of life, there are still an estimated 3.6 billion people who do not have access to the internet. Cut off from the world’s biggest advances, these people are in danger of being left behind. Looking to change this is a project called Giga, with the aim of connecting every school in the world to the internet. One of its leaders spoke to us about why this is the best time to drive it forward.
The financial system has a plumbing problem. We have an infrastructure of existing pipework, but it doesn’t reach everyone. So argues Jennifer Pryce, who heads up Calvert Impact Capital, an investment firm taking capital to the most underserved communities.
Vikram Gandhi was a successful investment banker for many years before shifting into teaching an impact investing course at Harvard Business School. It’s a move that has taught him why learning is a lifelong occupation that goes both ways.
If you bet on energy, you get results in sanitation, nutrition, education and many other areas. Renewable energy entrepreneur and off-grid power systems expert, Claudio Pedretti, explains the positive impacts of renewable energy for off-grid rural communities.
The need to address access to capital inequities is greater than ever, and this is where Kesha Ca...
Here is what Impact Council members had to say in June.