For many years, Indigenous people in Canada have been viewed as an economic burden. Meet the woman who is working to show how they are economic powerhouses.
Social entrepreneurs have big ideas that can do with investment and support. An ambitious online course is helping to keep their positive impact on track.
How can we solve the problem of people’s fundamental needs, prioritising the likes of access to capital, healthcare and education?
How do you know your investments are generating the social impact they promised? External verification is one way, bringing integrity and credibility to the sector.
Reflecting on the highlights of the past year, and the conversations that I had with interviewees from the streets of San Francisco to the villages of Rwanda; and everywhere in between.
Global problems require big solutions. Meet the investors who are using private capital to achieve positive impact at scale.
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.