Will ambitious global health strategy survive the Abraaj scandal? (podcast)

Measuring the long-term implications of a successful impact investment is hard enough. Measuring the social impact of a failure is even more complex. The challenge is even greater when the investment has been touted as a model and a catalyst for the much larger mobilization of capital required to drive systemic change. The latest Returns

The undervalued social impact of community banks in local economies

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