To end extreme poverty, Upaya Social Ventures is borrowing ideas from the financial sector and seeing positive results.
Paying for results rather than activities has the potential to revolutionise philanthropic work.
Meet the woman who is making investors of all of us and helping underrepresented communities in the process.
Everyone is looking for double-bottom line investing. We profile an ambitious CEO who shows us what that looks like.
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.
How can we solve the problem of people’s fundamental needs, prioritising the likes of access to capital, healthcare and education?
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.
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.
Investing is something that runs in Kristin Hull’s blood, a skill she picked up as a teenager. Now the CEO of an impact fund in Oakland, she is absolutely committed to the idea that our capital needs to benefit people and the planet, and actively discourages her clients from being passive when it comes to finance.
The boundaries between hard finance and philanthropy are getting blurrier as impact investing comes of age. At the forefront of this change is Bridges Fund Management, co-founded by Michele Giddens. She explains why capital can do much more than just make money for those who are already wealthy.
Rupert Scofield loaned money to those who were ignored by banks and exploited by others when he co-founded FINCA. Now, he’s turning his attention to social enterprises, which he believes could have big benefits for those already helped by microfinance.