A pioneering name in the impact investing field, Laura Callanan, Founding Partner of Upstart Co-Lab, explains why we should be looking through a creativity lens.
Combining progressive politics with start-up culture and digital media, this investment community is using capital as a tool to disrupt politics and shift the structures of power.
It all came good for Caroline Duell, the founder of a company selling a range of products that are good for people and the planet. Her secret? Sticking to her principles.
Thousands of children in South Africa, just by virtue of where they are born, do not have the same chance in life as their peers. Many are deprived of a decent education that can help transform their lives. Wouldn’t it be far better if something this vital wasn’t left to chance, but was instead a matter of choice?
The rate of deforestation across the world is a huge concern for our species. Kent Gilges tell us how Conservation Resources is combining private equity and conservation capital to protect our timberland and agricultural space.
Once underestimated and dismissed, Arlan Hamilton started her own venture capital fund with just $25,000 and steely self-belief. Now, she has a book that talks about her journey from being penniless to becoming a force to be reckoned with.
Despite the positive benefits of renewable energy, around 80% of American households cannot install solar on their homes. Steph Speirs, CEO and co-founder of Solstice, explains how neighbourhood solar farms are making green energy a possibility for low- and moderate-income households.
Indoor air pollution contributes to millions of premature deaths every year and yet the problem is largely ignored. With the help of his family, one entrepreneur is developing a workable solution that’s accessible to the world’s poorest.
Positive investing means putting your money directly into businesses whose mission and impact you support. Ethex has revolutionised this process, so now everyone can put their money towards a better society.
As a result of Covid-19, even seasoned entrepreneurs are finding it tricky to carry on with business as usual. The founder of one social enterprise explains what the economic fallout means for her.
It's true that leaders emerge during times of crisis such as these. However, the best leaders are those who eventually work themselves out of a job, argues one social entrepreneur.