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Frustration Can Change The World: TEDx Talk by Joanna Finlay

[embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JNvTWQ9E71M[/embed] Meet Joanna Finlay, a passionate intrapreneur working to make banking fairer for people experiencing financial exclusion in the UK. In a recent TEDx talk at Newcastle University, Joanna shared her journey of using her day job at Virgin Money to make finance better serve people...

Start Up or Start In? Pathways to systemic change in finance

In this blog, our Head of Intrapreneurship, Lydia Hascott shares a view on entrepreneurship vs intrapreneurship as pathways for building a financial system that serves people and planet. The Silicon Valley model of innovation has infiltrated the social impact world. For those of us considering how...

The banking society

How should we understand the social impact of banking? An article in Prospect Magazine takes a look at the intimate interaction between banking and society, and the potential social impact of financial services. Whilst financial inclusion is often seen as the primary potential positive impact...

Banks and social impact measurement

Should banks measure their social impact? A recent article, focusing on banking in the USA, argues exactly that - and suggests that the financial sector could learn a lot from the non-profit world about how to measure and evidence the impact they are having on...

Firms join Social Impact Investing Taskforce

Last year, the UK Government commissioned an independent Advisory Group to publish a report with recommendations for growing a culture of social impact investment and savings in the UK. Following publication of the Advisory Group’s report, Prime Minister Theresa May has now asked Elizabeth Corley, vice chair of Allianz...

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...