February 11, 2020

Firms have been facing increasing pressure from investors, lenders, regulatory bodies, and even NGOs, to adopt ESG initiatives. Most large global banks impose the Equator Principles—a risk management framework to assess a project’s environmental and social risk—on proj...

November 8, 2019

Typology

The different types of Social Purpose Organisations (SPO’s) are as follows: charities, revenue generating social enterprises, socially driven businesses, and traditional businesses. The first and last are self-explanatory, but the difference between a revenue g...

For the last one and a half year, India has seen an increase in mobile phone penetration and data. According to Roopa Kudva from Omidyar Network, a philanthropic investment firms, the reduction in data costs is the reason behind the increase in the phone and data cover...

March 7, 2019

As our values as a society have shifted to take more consideration of the environmental, social, and ethical impacts of what we do, impact investing has grown in influence and discussion. Impact investing still has a long way to go in terms of achieving mainstream atte...

February 28, 2019

Solving social problems: Homelessness

Currently, 320,000 people are experiencing homelessness across the UK. It is no longer an exception to be homeless: 1 in 200 people is homeless. The causes of homelessness are diverse, ranging from structural problems such as issues...

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