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  • Case Study: Responsible Rides

    This week, the Stanford Social Innovation Review explored the role of auto-lending programme ‘Responsible Rides’.  The programme, run by US-based Freedom First credit union, helps low-income households to access affordable auto-loans. Based in Virginia, its primary aim is to enable rural households to access transport in a region where public......

  • Confused by impact investing?

    With the growth of impact investing as a practice, the term itself has proliferated. At first glance this appears positive: more use of the term = more awareness and use of the practice. However, there is also a risk that with increasing breadth of use......

  • Q&A with Sam Gill: An index to shift funds out of carbon

    Finance Matters talked to Sam Gill, Chief Executive Officer at ET Index, about his vision to change the way money is invested in companies. ET index provides investors with corporate carbon emissions data and creates low carbon indexes. How will the index encourage companies’ behaviour......

  • Different business models, same issue.

    With our headlines dominated this week by the risks posed by the Zika virus and warnings of it spreading across Latin America, its easy to underestimate the impact of another mosquito borne virus – malaria. But with an estimated 438,000 malaria related deaths in 2015 alone, the disease......

  • Case Study: Impact investing in a food bank

    Often, the big questions and headlines around impact investing distract our attention from the nitty gritty details of impact investing deals. What does an impact investing deal typically look like? And what are some of the challenges faced by impact investing deals? Seattle based impact......

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