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  • Impact investing for the SDGs

    According to a new survey from the Global Impact Investing Network (GIIN), the value of the impact investment market has doubled in the last year, and is now worth $228 billion. Whilst this figure sounds impressive, it’s substantially less than the $5-7 trillion needed to......

  • Finance Innovation Lab Fellowship 2018-19 – now open for applications!

    Finance Matters’ partners Finance Innovation Lab have opened applications for the Lab Fellowship 2018-19 – and this year’s theme is data. The Lab is on the hunt for brilliant innovations that harness the power of data to make finance serve people and planet – whether that’s......

  • Money managers team up with charities to offer ethical investment products

    The Economist has an interesting piece on Impact Shares – a non-profit money manager who is developing exchange-traded funds in partnership with non-profits. Impact Shares has drawn on the expertise and experience of non-profits to determine criteria for ethical stocks around particular social justice issues.......

  • EU climate initiative focuses on finance

    EIT Climate-KIC – the EU’s largest public-private partnership for climate innovation – is focusing on finance at their upcoming Climate Innovation Summit: Mission Finance in Dublin on 6-8 November. Speaking to Environmental Finance, Climate-KIC’s CEO Kirsten Dunlop highlighted the need ‘to rewire the financial system......

  • ‘Sluggish’ progress towards gender equality in finance

    A new report, based on data from the Financial Conduct Authority, has revealed that women in financial services are still very much in the minority at senior levels. Only 14% of partners at private equity firms, hedge funds and other financial services companies are women,......

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