Venture capital and impact investing intersect in their objective to bring new capital to enterprises looking to solve meaningful problems. Why does it seem so difficult to get capital to startup enterprises, especially when the founders are women, black, Asian or minority ethnic? And why do the larger pools of capital, especially institutional investors, find it hard to focus on some of the most exciting, potentially world-changing enterprises out there?

Our Lead Expert Jamie Broderick discussed these questions and many more with our panellists Gary Stewart, CEO and Co-founder at The Nest, Chris Wiles, Senior Investment Manager at Foresight Group and Jean de Fougerolles, Managing Partner at Ascension Ventures.

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White Paper: Scaling up institutional investment for place-based impact

Our joint white paper “Scaling up institutional investment for place-based impact,” based on the collaborative “Place-Based Impact Investing Project (PBII)” by the Impact Investing Institute, The Good Economy and Pensions for Purpose, sets out the case for institutional investors to adopt a “place-based lens.”