Financial Technology and Social Impact: The New Social FinTech Sector

By |2021-06-04T10:30:53+00:00June 3rd, 2021|Tags: , , , , , , , |

When we think of traditional finance firms, we don’t usually associate them with social change. Banks and insurance companies are often portrayed as heartless, money-making machines. The fast-growing social FinTech sector, however, might help change […]

The Rise Fund by Texas Pacific Group

By |2021-05-13T09:52:22+00:00May 13th, 2021|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

The Rise Fund, was founded in 2016 by the Texas Pacific Group (TPG) in partnership with Bono and Jeff Skoll, the growth investing platform […]

Blockchain in Africa — Modernizing African Economy

By |2021-04-15T11:25:00+00:00April 15th, 2021|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Frontier markets can use innovative technology to leapfrog traditional infrastructure and grow at an accelerated pace.

How can blockchain technology be applied in Africa? There have been many applications of this in payments, governance structures and […]

Environmental, Social and Corporate Governance (ESG)

By |2021-04-07T11:23:21+00:00April 7th, 2021|Tags: , , , , , , , |

This three letter acronym is becoming more and more prevalent across the portfolios of fund managers and retail investors alike as companies move towards more sustainable business models. 

The value assigned to ESG data has sky […]

Other Impact Measurement Methods

By |2021-03-17T10:20:05+00:00March 17th, 2021|Tags: , , , , , , , |

As explained in our last article; “Measuring Impact Investing” the rise of Impact Investing, make Measurement fundamental to understanding the social or environmental impact that an investment may have. During this article we will […]

Measuring Impact Investing

By |2021-03-10T11:04:53+00:00March 10th, 2021|Tags: , , , , , |

Impact Investment market grew by an amazing 42.4% in the last year – from $502 billion to $715 billion in assets under management.

Impact Investing’s “Unique Selling Proposition” lies in its claim to produce both social […]

FinTech can help in the response to Covid-19. But where should policymakers start?

By |2021-03-03T23:27:39+00:00March 3rd, 2021|Tags: , , , , , , |

The World Bank published an article about the necessity to overcome the regulatory dilemma of policymakers worldwide and achieve the right balance between enabling fintech and safeguarding the financial system.

As Covid-19 sweeps the world and […]

Capital Markets and Climate Change: The Green Bond

By |2021-02-24T20:21:46+00:00February 24th, 2021|Tags: , , , , , |

As explained in one of previous articles; ‘How Social-FinTech raise capital?’ socially responsible investing (SRI) is on the rise. During this article we will touch on the burgeoning green bond market; its history, development and social […]

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