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  • EU releases new Action Plan on Sustainable Finance

    The European Commission has released its new Action Plan on Sustainable Finance, following the publication of its High-Level Expert Group’s recommendations for supporting the sector. The Action Plan has three main aims: reorient capital flows towards sustainable investment manage financial risks stemming from climate change,......

  • New taskforce on social impact investing

    The Prime Minister has commissioned an industry taskforce to progress the recommendations in the ‘Growing a Culture of Social Impact Investing in the UK’ report, released in November 2017. The taskforce will work on generating a faster rate of innovation in the financial services industry......

  • New online platform launched to support impact management

    Access and New Philanthropy Capital have launched, an online platform co-designed with charities and social and enterprises to offer practical support for impact planning, data and culture. The site – built with “ real insight, experience and grit from across the voluntary, public and private......

  • Should we scrap the phrase ‘investment readiness’?

    Should we scrap the phrase ‘investment readiness’? Nick Temple, the new CEO of the Social Investment Business, argues in Civil Society that too much support is focussed on getting social enterprises and charities ready for one potential outcome, rather than strengthening their flexibility, resilience and......

  • Is the EU about to launch a ‘green’ assets classification system?

    Earlier this year, the European Commission’s High Level Expert Group on Sustainable Finance published its final recommendations, including a call for Europe to create a robust classification system for ‘green’ or ‘sustainable’ investments. Now it’s reported that EU finance ministers have accepted the need for a classification system,......

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