Lisa Hehenberger, Associate Professor at ESADE Law and Business School in Barcelona and a member of Impact Investor’s Advisory Board, thinks the essence of the ‘social’ contract in entrepreneurship and impact could come down to one big thing: being grateful.
The European Investment Fund has carved a distinct and tough line as a funder and driver of impact investment best practices. For EIF’s Deputy Director of Equity Investments Uli Grabenwarter that is just part of the challenge of backing social enterprises whose value is in creating true impact.
Without much hype or ado, the European Investment Fund has been busy shaping the market for impact investment in Europe. Experts agree this is something to applaud, but the EIF says it prefers to keep a low profile and lead by example.
UNOPS, the United Nations Office for Project Services, has put out an open call for investors and partners to co-design and back large-scale sustainable infrastructure projects in “emerging and frontier markets”.
Future Positive Capital is betting its venture capital on companies that can be game changers in solving the world’s biggest societal challenges. Their investment in climate-intelligence platform Cervest illustrates this.
It seems simple: tech4good ventures offer digital solutions with a net positive impact on people and the planet. But investors in these businesses face double challenges, according to the co-founder of venture capital fund 4impact.
Jamie Butterworth, co-founding partner of Circularity Capital talks about ‘theory of change’ principles and how his company applies them to circular economy investments as a springboard for reinventing how the planet sustains itself.
Artificial intelligence, combined with the boom in cloud computing, has huge investor potential in a wide variety of areas, from identifying and treating diseases to managing environmental impacts in industry and farming.