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Positive impact investments need clearer label

Jana Bour 17 April 2024

Impact investors have united to voice concerns about the European Union’s Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation (SFDR), saying the regulation doesn’t recognise the difference between positive impact investment and investments in sustainable practices. The SFDR was created …

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Pension scheme pool commits 40% of new fund to impact investments in ‘market-leading’ move

Claudia Cahalane 2 November 2023

One of the UK’s eight Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS) pools has committed 40% of a new investment vehicle to impact investing (social or environmental impact).  The pool manager – Brunel Pension Partnership – manages …

Impact Investing – driving adoption through examples

Joe Ludlow 23 January 2014

If I’d stopped you on the street in 1982 and asked you if you wanted a mobile phone you probably would have said, “a what?” I might then have explained to you what a mobile …

Impact investment: does it do ‘what it says on the tin’?

Joe Ludlow 9 December 2013

Back in 1994, advertising execs in the UK were given what must have seemed like a career-ending brief: create a campaign for fence-protecting woodstain. The campaign that emerged not only transformed the fortunes of one …

Creating innovative solutions to social issues in Brazil and beyond

Elaine Smith and Instituto Geracao 17 April 2013

To work in the social field and help organizations in their development process requires the ability to read social processes with attention, effort and patience. As it is a development process, it is a process …