- There’s a lot of talk about financial inclusion. There is little discussion, however, of what it actually means to be financially excluded.
- B-Lab's Rick Alexander: Senator Warren’s bill is unlikely to be enacted any time soon. So voluntary uptake is the only current option, and may well be the best.
- " If we genuinely wish to deploy capital in ways that will support people and places that are being left behind by market forces, than we cannot delude ourselves into believing that we can have it all." – Ceniarth's Diane Isenberg
- The best investors see opportunities where others don’t. To see the unseen, a new crop of investors is going beyond “trusting your gut” to building gender bias analysis into their investment decision making.
Editor’s note: As banks have consolidated and closed small-town branches, only 18% of new businesses get a bank loan. Less than 1% of businesses, mostly tech companies in big cities, ever raise venture capital. “That leaves 81% of businesses stuck with no formal access to capital,” Village Capital’s Ross Baird told the U.S. House of
- As the impact investing industry digs in on training the next crop of talent, let's invite students and educators from across disciplines to learn more about this space in the same way we attempt to work within it – together.
In the movie classic, It’s a Wonderful Life, Jimmy Stewart plays the hero whose foil is a crusty, tight-fisted banker, the stereotype of the soulless businessman. For years, the mean-spirited banker has been a useful creation of Hollywood screen writers, novelists, and the media. Unfortunately, banks reinforce this stereotype when they make mistakes or treat customers