One of the key players in the inter-governmental dialogues ahead of COP26 is renowned impact investor Stephen Brenninkmeijer. He illuminates the background to the UN climate conference and his vision for impact investing.
Convergence Partners invests in better and cheaper internet access in Sub-Saharan Africa. “We treat a whole block in a township as if it’s a single home in a higher-income suburb”, says CEO Brandon Doyle on how to combine impact with financial profit.
Hussein Sefian, the founding partner of Acre Impact Capital, has a ‘big idea’: leveraging export credit finance to mobilise capital that can help solve Africa’s lack of critical infrastructure, from clean water to energy.
A new impact investment fund, Impact 12, aims to finance mission-led social ventures coming out of UK universities, for which traditional funding models do not provide high enough levels of support during their early-stage development.
A growing demand for sustainable fashion prompts brands and retailers to change the way they work. The Good Fashion Fund wants to give manufacturers access to capital and expertise to scale up the new way of making clothes.
It’s a new buzzword in Brussels. Social outcome contracting is seen by the European Commission as a tool for orchestrating social change, with the potential to unlock large amounts of private investment.
In Finland, social impact bonds are showing success in tackling long-term employment. Jussi Nykänen, a co-founder of FIM Impact Investment, the first impact investment fund management company in the Nordics, explains how.