January 2015

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The technology and policy keys to financial inclusion for 2015

What's next for tech and financial inclusion? The Next Billion, a website focused on development through enterprise, has provided a handy guide to some of technology and policy that they see as key for financial inclusion in 2015, including increasing competition in the e-payments space and greater emphasis...

Our favourite headlines from Davos 2015

Not been following the Davos headlines? The Guardian Sustainable Business blog has been busy posting social and environmentally focused updates throughout the forum. Here are some of our favourite headlines: Will Unilever become the second publicly traded B Corp? Unilever's CEO says that the company may pursue the B Corp...

Impact investing in the words of London’s social entrepreneurs

The Pioneer's Post, a social enterprise magazine, have published a recap of a debate hosted by the School for Social Entrepreneurs entitled "Social Investment: friend or foe". The debate tackled an number of hot topics including the limits of market forces in meeting social needs, the role...

Accessibility of impact investing: HNWs vs. institutional investors

A couple of articles stood out this week for their portrayal of different investors' perspectives on impact investing. The first, an OpEd from the Huffington Post, highlights the emotive power of impact investments and the potential value to wealth managers in engaging private client interests in such "non-standard"...

Market News

The Nominet Trust gained news coverage with a review of the Nominet Trust 100 in the Telegraph. The Nominet Trust 100's highlights a host of diverse social tech start-ups and is a useful resource for anyone interested in finding out more about the social tech sector, or just looking...

Market News

The NextBillion, a website dedicated to exploring how enterprise can support development, recently published an OpEd on "Impact Imposters". The article stood out in highlighting one risk that increased attention around impact investing may bring, namely that organisations may adopt the "impact" term even where they...