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    The Stanford Social Innovation Review features an article this week by Debby Bielak and Devin Murphy from The Bridgespan Group. The article discusses the potential impact of philanthropic investments on upward social mobility in the US, which has remained stagnant for the past 50 years.......


    The Ethical Property Company has delivered one the largest transactions in the history of the social business sector in order to meet rising demand for its services. Established in 1998, The Ethical Property Company provides affordable workspace to over 340 social businesses, charities and not-for-profit organisations......

  • Millennials and Impact Investment

    Toniic, a global action community for impact investors, released a report on Millennials and Impact Investment this week. Many surveys suggests that millennials have an interest in impact investment, but also suggests that perhaps there is often more talk than action. The report seeks to empower interested millennials to......

  • Leading investors meet to discuss farm animal welfare business risk

    Leading institutions including Bank of America, Merrill Lynch, Morgan Stanley, Cornerstone Capital and Boston Asset Management came together last week to encourage large manufacturers like Tyson Foods, Nestlé and Sodexo to improve farm animal welfare standards. Last week Coller Capital hosted a roundtable with leading......

  • The meaning of social investment

    In a must-read blog post Phil Caroe, Director of Social Finance at Allia, a charity that supports social ventures, writes about what exactly we mean when we talk about social investment. Caroe questions the methodology used by BCG and Big Society Capital which suggests that......

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