Entries by Skoll Centre

The Expanding Impact Investing Ecosystem: ImpactAssets 50

This post was writen by Skoll Centre Director, diagnosis Pamela Hartigan. If you are an investor who has been wooed by impact investing and are looking for solid deals, capsule where do you go? That was the challenge faced by Ron Cordes, order a wealthy New York based entrepreneur who was faced with the prospect […]

Skoll Centre Research Grant Recepients Announced!

We are pleased to announce the recepients of the Skoll Centre Research Grants.  This newly lauched scheme offers University of Oxford academics and researchers the opportunity to advance knowledge in the field of social entrepreneurship – with this year’s theme specifically focused on finance. It is an area timely and relevant to practitioners and academics […]

EcoEnterprises Fund: Growth capital for sustainable businesses

There is no denying the prevalence and prominence of the impact investing discourse these days.  A hot topic? Absolutely.  A brand new conversation?  Not even close. So, when you can hear from one of the early pioneers of the industry, it is always insightful. This week we hosted Tammy Newmark and Michele Pena of EcoEnterprises […]

Pro Mujer: Making Development Work for Women

This post was written by Nereyda Esparza, a second year MPhil student in Latin American Studies at the University of Oxford, St. Cross College. “There’s a growing recognition…that focusing on women and girls is the most effective way to fight global poverty and extremism…The world is awakening to a powerful truth: Women and girls aren’t […]

Diving Deep, Crossing Boundaries: A SOCAP WrapUp

This post was written by SBS MBA Nikhil Neelakantan, who has just returned to Oxford after 3 days at SOCAP/Europe. Last night’s six-member panel brought SOCAP/Europe to an appropriate end. The panel consisted of social entrepreneurs, volunteers and the founding members of SOCAP/Europe, Kevin Jones and Frank van Beuningen. This was typical of the conference: […]

SOCAP Report: What Layer Cakes have to do with Social Finance

This post was written from SBS MBA Nikhil Neelakantan, dosage live from SOCAP/Europe in Amsterdam. What does a recipe for a layered cake have to do with impact investing? I would have said “nothing”. That is, healing until I attended the session titled “Layer Cake Deals”. This panel featured speakers from organizations like Triodos Bank […]