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2021 was a record year for venture capital – but only a fraction went to BIWOC founders

Wendy Williams, Tuesday, 5th April 2022 -  Following the release of a landmark report, The Creative Co-Operative has launched the first startup program by and for Bla(c)k women and women of colour in Australia.

Gender lens investing can drive profit

Jonathan Alley, Thursday, 31st March 2022 -  A new gender equity roadmap for Australian investors says top-down ownership of the issue won’t just drive real change, it will increase profit. 

Opinion

More than a zero sum game: Gender lens investing means we all do better.

Abhilash Mudaliar, Wednesday, 16th March 2022 -  Manita Ray and Abhilash Mudaliar offer an intro into the world of gender lens investing and highlight the importance of asking the right questions.

Interest in ethical finance is on the rise, but can the market keep up?

Maggie Coggan, Thursday, 10th March 2022 -  Nearly 75 per cent of Australians are considering moving to another financial provider if their current fund, bank or investment isn’t aligned with their values 

Opinion

ESG: In it for the long haul

Kaushik Sridhar, Wednesday, 9th March 2022 -  For investors committed to the long term, 2022 may be the year to differentiate themselves from the pack and orient towards future decades, writes Kaushik Sridhar.

$7.6M going to help kids in Tasmania through payment-by-outcomes investment

Nikki Stefanoff, Monday, 7th March 2022 -  “It’s Australia’s first social impact investment in the early years, the first for Tasmania, and the first with a mirrored payment-by-outcomes contract across government and philanthropy.” 

Why Nicole Haddow wrote The Ethical Investor

Nikki Stefanoff, Tuesday, 1st March 2022 -  In her second book The Ethical Investor: How to Quit Toxic Companies and Grow Your Wealth, journalist Nicole Haddow takes us through how we can put our money where our ethics are. 

Opinion

Impact investment: the golden nugget – or the copper coin?

Andrew Curtis, Monday, 28th February 2022 -  The findings from the UK’s latest review into the state of the social investment market should be a warning to the emerging social investment sector here and is an opportunity for the Australian social sector not to make the same mistakes, writes A

The platform changing the face of impact investing 

Nikki Stefanoff, Wednesday, 2nd February 2022 -  After recognising that the traditional model of impact investing was focused on benefiting the investor rather than the business trying to make an impact, Cameron Neil decided to do something about it. 

Democratising access to ethical investment

Luke Michael, Tuesday, 1st February 2022 -  A leading responsible investment and super fund manager is making it easier for Australians to invest their money ethically 
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