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Investing in a resilient future – microfinance as a pathway

Investing in a resilient future – microfinance as a pathway

In my first blogpost of the international series, I suggested that “resilience” should be our new North Star as impact-minded investors – the guiding principle to ensure that we build sufficient resource capacity to absorb adversity and avoid a slide into economic, social and health despair. COVID-19 has laid bare structural and systemic inequities.

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The global impact investing community is coming together to respond to coronavirus

The global impact investing community is coming together to respond to coronavirus

The coronavirus pandemic has raised important questions for the global impact investing community. How can we, as impact investors and advocates, be most helpful in supporting communities respond, recover, and build resilience to future crises? How does the pandemic affect our ability to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals?  

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Update: Building back better after coronavirus

Update: Building back better after coronavirus

It has been a couple of weeks since we first updated you about our response to the coronavirus crisis, our activities since our launch in November and our plans for the coming months. The human and economic cost of this pandemic has been devastating for individuals, families and businesses and we are likely to experience the aftershocks for a very long time.

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Investing in a resilient future – impact investing offers a pathway

Investing in a resilient future – impact investing offers a pathway

With the social and economic repercussions of COVID-19 affecting every corner of the globe, impact investing offers a pathway to building a more resilient future for us all. Resilience is our new north star – the guiding principle that will ensure that we build sufficient resource capacity to absorb adversity and avoid a slide into economic, social and health despair.

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How investors should build back better after coronavirus

How investors should build back better after coronavirus

We all have pictures and voices in our minds from the last few weeks. For me, the most persistent image is of the migrant workers forced to leave Delhi after lockdown was imposed and walk hundreds of miles back to their home towns, often with no money and nothing to eat.

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Coronavirus resources: Where to look for funding opportunities and more?

Coronavirus resources: Where to look for funding opportunities and more?

Small businesses, social enterprises, and charities are vital to our communities. They are also hit hardest by the current coronavirus pandemic and are struggling to access much needed emergency finance to survive this crisis. We put together some useful funding resources for social purpose organisations and investors.

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Update: Responding to coronavirus and looking ahead

Update: Responding to coronavirus and looking ahead

It is four months since the Impact Investing Institute had its official launch in Sheffield and London, and like everyone else, we are responding to the coronavirus pandemic and its devastating human and economic costs on communities around the world. 

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