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The Sound Of Tumbling Derricks

Elon Musk or AP4? Which one will push over the last oil derrick? We’ve all heard of Elon Musk. He’s the South-African born tech visionary who sold PayPal to eBay for $1.5 billion (and netted around $180 million himself); who reportedly at the age of 10 was given a Commodore VIC-20 with 5 kilobytes of … Read more

News In Brief 25 July 2016

RBS RBS, the UK bank, published The Forest for the Trees, which challenges the view that mainstream lenders are reluctant to lend to social sector organisations. It estimates that UK banks have loaned more than £3 billion to social organisations, and argues that there is no evidence that banks discriminate against the social sector. According … Read more

One Nation Or Many?

I’m a big fan of Andy Haldane, Chief Economist of the Bank of England (BoE), although I’m reliably informed that he and Mark Carney, the BoE’s Governor, can’t stand each other. Haldane – surely destined for the top job, if talent were the only criterion – is one of the few central bankers who writes … Read more

News In Brief 18 July 2016

GREEN INVESTMENT BANK The UK’s Green Investment Bank (GIB), owned by the Government, reported a pre-tax profit of £9.9 million in its annual report and accounts for 2015-2016, against a target range of £15.8-£25.8 million. The Government intends to privatise GIB over the course of the next 12 months. During the period covered by these … Read more

Adviza granted membership of the Social Stock Exchange

London, July 15th, 2016 – the Social Stock Exchange – the UK’s market for impact – has today announced that Adviza has been approved as a member following the ratification of its impact report by the independent Admissions Panel. Adviza is a registered charity and established social enterprise, providing professional information, advice, guidance and practical support … Read more

Building Affordable Homes – Everywhere

Twelve years ago Kate Barker, an economist, delivered a review of housing supply in the UK. It was optimistically sub-titled ‘delivering stability: securing our future housing needs’. It was a brilliantly incisive analysis. Point 35 of it said: “over the next ten years, the number of social and affordable houses provided will need to be … Read more

News In Brief 11 July 2016

THIRD SECTOR Big Society Capital (BSC) made an operating loss of almost £6.8 million in 2015 (2014 showed a loss of £1.7 million), including almost £3.6 million in investment losses (against investment gains of £1.1 million in 2014), according to its latest accounts. Administration and other expenses cost BSC £5.7 million in 2015, compared with … Read more

Who Are We? What Do We Want?

Another week – another drowning out of everything apparently unrelated to the EU. This week it was the turn of how the British view themselves to get ignored – rather surprising really, given the political upheavals we’re going through. NatCen, the independent social research agency, published its 33rd annual British Social Attitudes report to almost … Read more

News In Brief 4 July 2016

ITM POWER The Social Stock Exchange member ITM Power, which is listed on AIM, announced the sale of an integrated hydrogen refuelling station (HRS) with on-site generation to Hydrogène de France (HDF), for deployment in France.  The contract is worth €1.5 million to ITM Power before follow-on contracts such as maintenance agreements. The electrolyser HRS … Read more


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The 21st century had a pretty lousy start. Less than a decade in and the global financial system threatened to implode, thanks to a combination of reckless bank lending and … Read more

News In Brief 20 March 2017

PLACES FOR PEOPLE The Social Stock Exchange member company Places for People launched a new fund management business, called PfP Capital. Its first fund will target the UK private rented … Read more

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Obtala Limited (AIM: OBT), the African focused agricultural and forestry company, is …

Oikocredit surpasses € 1 billion development financing milestone in 2016

Amersfoort, the Netherlands – Today social investor and worldwide cooperative Oikocredit published …


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