How good are you at impact management? Take our 5 minutes quiz to find out!

How good are you at impact management? Take our 5 minutes quiz to find out!

As an impact-driven organisation, not only are you expected to create impact, but you are required to show evidence of the social and/or environmental impact you claim. Genuine intentions are not sufficient anymore, neither are case studies, interesting though these can be. You are expected to show results. To have strong impact data.

Tackling homelessness with coffee: interview with Cemal Ezel, founder of Change Please

Tackling homelessness with coffee: interview with Cemal Ezel, founder of Change Please

Thematic Month: Homelessness

Change Please, backed by the founder of the Big Issue magazine, started with an observation: Londoners love coffee. And coffee could make a difference. After having trained homeless people as baristas, the organisation provides them with a temporary accommodation and a job: selling ethically-sourced coffee in the streets.

The Sound of Social Investment

The Sound of Social Investment

The intersection between the arts space and social investment is not fully realised. Yet many of the social investors Investing for Good works now realise that if they support social ventures, it is not a great leap to support artistic ones that also confer social value? A triple bottom line of social, financial and artistic return? That’s compelling. In the UK context could an influx of funding of this nature help to replace a hole in the arts budget for the arts, needed after the drastic cuts of recent years?

Finding a Way Through: Who can Interpret Impact Investing for Investors and Recipients?

Finding a Way Through: Who can Interpret Impact Investing for Investors and Recipients?

Interest in impact investing has never been greater. Institutional investors have been developing their approach to environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues over many years. Now they are beginning to realise that negative screening is not the only or indeed the best approach to satisfying the demands of clients to be more proactive as responsible investors. Options include positive screening, engagement and impact investing – and the latter is the most pro-active approach.