What is Blended Finance and Is it Needed?

What is Blended Finance and Is it Needed?

Interest in blended finance is growing in popularity, so it seems. Having personally designed and invested in multiple transactions involving blended finance structures, I felt it was time to take a step back from my usual discussion topics to describe what blended...
How the Circular Economy Can Solve the Plastic Problem

How the Circular Economy Can Solve the Plastic Problem

The current economy we live in is linear: we take from the earth, we make products, and then we throw them away. This model is unsustainable for both people and planet. In contrast, the circular economy provides an alternative that is regenerative which benefits the...
India: An attractive destination for impact investors

India: An attractive destination for impact investors

Of all the countries I have made investments in, none has had more appeal than India. While my investment remit is global, over one-third of all the impact investments I have made in the last eight years have been in India. It is the impact investing hub of Asia. With...
Can Artificial Intelligence Influence Social Impact?

Can Artificial Intelligence Influence Social Impact?

AI has been around for a while now but its applications are still very much shrouded in hyperbole and myth. To be sure, important advances are taking place today, pioneered by people like Demis Hassabis, the lead at what is now Google’s ‘Deepmind’. However, much of...
Steering the Titanic: Why impact investing won’t save the world

Steering the Titanic: Why impact investing won’t save the world

Ok, I have been officially quarantined for one hundred and thirty-seven days. Am I suffering from claustrophobia? Have I, all of a sudden, started advocating against my deepest beliefs? Have I just finished teaching a class on motivating students into doing something...

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