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The impact space in New Zealand

David Woods 16 October 2018

In the last few weeks, at least three events have helped to move forward the awareness of how impact investment is developing as a sector in New Zealand – the RIAA New Zealand conference and …


Small initiatives can create huge impact

Jasper Snoek 14 October 2018

What would you do without your smartphone these days? We depend on it for so many activities. But not everyone is aware of how their smartphone is produced. Our phones hold a complex story of …


Singapore minister of culture, Grace Fu, during her keynote speech at the AVPN conference.

The future of impact investing: a view from Asia

Andrew Milner 4 September 2018 For Subscribers

Within philanthropy circles, people are beginning to look beyond grants to the creation of a package of what might be called social finance, which will not only be bigger but will involve the kind of …

Saudi Arabia’s answer to 21st century philanthropy

Shaima Hamidaddin 4 September 2018 For Subscribers

If there are to be solutions to the problems we face, the Misk Foundation believes they will come from working in collaboration and empowering young people Generosity has been a trait exhibited among the poor …

World’s first Development Impact Bond to improve quality education in India surpasses targets

Alliance magazine 12 August 2018

The world’s first Development Impact Bond (DIB) to support the enrolment out-of-school girls and improve quality education in remote, rural and marginalised communities in India exceeded ambitious targets. The DIB achieved 116 per cent of …

Godfrey Mwindaare announced as second partner for Aavishkaar Africa Fund

Alliance magazine 31 July 2018

Aavishkaar Intellecap Group, has announced the appointment of Godfrey Mwindaare as the second partner for the Aavishkaar Africa Fund (AAF) which is a $150 million venture capital fund that would make high impact investments across …

FSG announces new team to lead global social impact consulting firm

Alliance magazine 26 June 2018

FSG, one of the world’s most experienced social impact consulting firms has announced Lauren A. Smith, MD, MPH and Greg Hills as their co-CEOs. The pair succeeds John Kania, who is stepping away from his …

Impact investments are philanthropy’s brave new world

Susanne Dahl 20 June 2018

The synchronisation of asset portfolios and donations within a joint mission is the way forward if philanthropic foundations and funds are to maximise their impact and value. That’s the view of impact-investment organisation GIIN. But …

Make social impact bonds tradeable

Ronnie Horesh 13 June 2018

It’s now thirty years since I first floated the idea Social Policy Bonds at a meeting of the Australian Agricultural Economics Society in Blenheim, New Zealand. My aim was to inject the market’s incentives and …

‘The ImpactAssets Handbook for Investors: Generating social and environmental value through capital investing’ Edited by Jed Emerson

Philo Alto 29 May 2018 For Subscribers

Reviewed by Philo Alto Jed Emerson’s third book provides both a practitioner’s toolkit to impact investing and builds a compelling case for why investors should align their capital with their values and purpose for the …