B is hardly a mark anyone would go out of their way to have next to their name. But an increasing number of corporations are now changing their practices to become B certified.
It all started with basketball shoes.AND1 were a US basketball shoe and clothing business that dominated the market in the late 1990s and early 2000s. AND1’s brand was about flashy, show-off, ‘streetballing’ basketball. Its mixtapes were full of acrobat...
Jonathan Salgo explores the communities who can benefit the most from impact investment.
In Australia, disadvantage has a postcode, an age, and a colour.
While Australia remains one of the most prosperous countries in the world, there are communities in danger of being left behind. These communities could be pulled forward with the invisible heart and hand of impact investment.
Manufacturing communities: we used to build things
One of them is known as the “holy father”, the other, is known as the “father of British capital”. So when Pope Francis and Sir Ronald Cohen share the same passion for a subject it’s probably worthwhile exploring.
In this case, it’s the potential of impact investment.
In September last year, Sir Ronald Cohen, a pioneer of European venture capital and private equity industries, released a G8 report into impact investm...