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We will publish on a regular basis short articles on current developments, deep dives and deals of the week.

Some predictions for the impact space

January 11th, 2021|

2021 is certainly a year which makes predictions challenging. I still try to come up with four predictions for the coming year: Shifting Narratives: Poverty and unemployment won’t be seen as personal failures anymore The Reckoning: Good and bad corporate behavior will become more visible Social Data: The social [...]

Social Bridging Finance – a few first thoughts

December 12th, 2020|

The Robertson Trust Foundation in Scotland recently published the results of an initial evaluation of their Social Bridging Finance scheme (SBF) pilot. Supporting a highly demanding social services’ transformation in Scotland, SBF is a finance and operational partnership between a private funder, a social enterprise, and a local authority. [...]

Deals of the Week – November 27, 2020

November 27th, 2020|

Frischepost has raised a seven-figure amount in an investment round led by BonVenture. Hamburg-based Frischepost is linking farmers to consumers and is delivering more than 2.500 different products with electric vehicles. This investment should not be confused with Flaschenpost which is delivering beverages and was recently sold for €1 [...]

Deals of the Week – November 20, 2020

November 20th, 2020|

Not much happened in the last week. Jeff Bezos has committed $10 billion to fund scientists, activists, NGO and others. On Monday, he said that he is giving the first $791 million to 16 groups. Grantees of the Bezos Earth Fund include the following recipients: The Climate and Clean [...]

Semantic creativity for a purpose: catalytic capital

November 16th, 2020|

Impact finance, like any other structuring sector, is seeing the blossoming of a number of terms aimed at better defining it. With the objective of increasing the capital available by spreading rapidly to all strata of conventional finance, the players agree on a vague definition that facilitates consensus. In [...]

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