Stories

The Fundraising Landscape for Impact-Entrepreneurs – with Alex Pitt, Co-Founder, Mustard Seed

With the pandemic changing the nature of fundraising for many impact entrepreneurs, we will be exploring market sentiment, new funding opportunities and how to better prepare for online fundraising, by speaking to members of our community with direct experience of this over the last 12 months. Alex Pitt, co-founder of Mustard Seed, shares his perspective on the fundraising landscape for impact entrepreneurs - current and future - and how start-ups can make better use of limited resources to fundraise over the next 12 months.

The Fundraising Landscape for Impact-Entrepreneurs – with Diane Janknegt, Founder, Wizenoze

With the pandemic changing the nature of fundraising for many impact entrepreneurs, we will be exploring market sentiment, new funding opportunities and how to better prepare for online fundraising, by speaking to members of our community with direct experience of this over the last 12 months. Diane Janknegt is the Founder of Wizenoze, an EdTech platform which has grown rapidly as the pandemic caused 1.5 billion students to learn from home around the world. Here, she sets out the five golden rules to remember when searching for a long-term investor.

The Fundraising Landscape for Impact-Entrepreneurs – with Hans van Houwelingen, Founder & Managing Partner, Urban Impact Ventures

With the pandemic changing the nature of fundraising for many impact entrepreneurs, we will be exploring market sentiment, new funding opportunities and how to better prepare for online fundraising, by speaking to members of our community with direct experience of this over the last 12 months. Hans van Houwelingen, Founder and Managing Partner of Urban Impact Ventures, gives his outlook on the current fundraising landscape for impact entrepreneurs, and shares advice on how to use alternate funding routes and limited resources to raise capital.

The Fundraising Landscape for Impact-Entrepreneurs – with Lubomila Jordanova, Co-Founder & CEO, Plan A

With the pandemic changing the nature of fundraising for many impact entrepreneurs, we will be exploring market sentiment, new funding opportunities and how to better prepare for online fundraising, by speaking to members of our community with direct experience of this over the last 12 months. MB100 winner, Lubomila Jordanova, who began this year successfully raising $3M from SoftBank, Demeter, and coparion to expand PlanA's carbon accounting and ESG platform, answers our questions.

The Fundraising Landscape for Impact-Entrepreneurs – with Tristan Craddock, Partner, Palatine Impact Fund

With the pandemic changing the nature of fundraising for many impact entrepreneurs, we will be exploring market sentiment, new funding opportunities and how to better prepare for online fundraising, by speaking to members of our community with direct experience of this over the last 12 months. Tristan Craddock, a partner at Palatine's impact fund, shares his experience of the explosive past 12 months, and the 'flood of investors' who are turning the tide for business looking to scale their positive impact.

The Impact Measurement Gap – with Darshita Gillies, Founder & CEO, Maanch

With businesses putting an increasing focus on purpose and social impact, we will be looking at the current challenges in measurement and reporting of impact data, and getting expert views on how different types of organisations can improve their data collection to strengthen their business and help achieve the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

Untapped Talent: How Second Chance Hiring Works for Your Business and the Community

Meaningful Business member, Jeffrey Korzenik, is the Chief Investment Strategist at one of the U.S's leading business banks, Fifth Third Bank, and is also a leading advocate for hiring individuals for criminal records. He recently released his book, 'Untapped Talent', which focuses on the business case and best practices around doing so. In this article, as part of our series on 'Second Chances', Jeffrey shares the economic rationale behind his work, and why businesses that don't adopt the talent strategy risk being left behind.

Why racial equity investing is key to building a fairer society for all

Jochebed Bogunjoko has dedicated her career to pursuing social justice through finance. She has recently joined our partner the Responsible Business Initiative for Justice as its new Investor Advocacy Consultant. In Black History Month, she shares her story, what inspired her to get involved in justice reform, and the role investors play in creating a fairer and more equal society.