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Financial Institutions Committing to the SDGs – Sign the petition

Humans in Finance are calling for the world’s largest finance companies with a total of $90 trillion of assets or assets under management to publicly commit to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals and specifically outline what they are doing to help achieve them. Sign the...

The Dangers of Purpose-Driven Business

In this blog our Head of Intrapreneurship, Lydia Hascott, makes the case for why we need to think more carefully about purpose-driven business plus the opportunity for intrapreneurs. Read the first blog in the series here.   We need to talk about purpose. As the Karrakins Group describes it: "Purpose...

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...

European Investment Bank launches Sustainability Awareness Bond

On the margins of the recent IMF/World Bank Group Spring Meetings, the European Investment Bank (EIB) has announced the launch of the Sustainability Awareness Bond. The Bond, which will initially focus on the water sector, aims to support the achievement of the United Nations Sustainable...

FINANCE MATTERS AT THE GIIN INVESTOR FORUM 2016

Finance Matters attended the GIIN Investor Forum in Amsterdam this week. The forum brought together over 800 participants from 45 countries and 6 continents from various areas across impact investment: asset managers and owners, social enterprises, civil society and academia - to discuss the most...