Research

Young trailblazer innovators awarded for bold sustainability ideas by UNEP

With solutions to harvest water from the air, recycle plastic into paving slabs, and motivate fishing boats to haul tonnes of plastic out of the ocean, young change-makers show how innovative ideas coupled with ambitious action can help solve some of the world’s most pressing environmental challenges. UNEP named seven dynamic environmentalists as its 2020 Young Champions of the Earth.

First extensive study on Social Investment in Africa reveals financial trends and gaps

The 'Landscape for Social Investments in Africa' report highlights insights about the current state of the social investment landscape and key trends that will influence the increased flow of capital into social investments in Africa. The study presents findings of eight-month research across 18 African countries, conducted by African Venture Philanthropy Alliance.

Dutch social enterprises have a strong influence on building a new economy

Social Enterprise Netherland published the findings of the ‘Social Enterprises as Influencers of the Broader Business Community’ research. The study revealed the pioneering role of mission-driven enterprises in the business community to facilitate a transition towards a more sustainable economy and contribute to reach the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

Profit with Purpose magazine launch

The first edition of this print magazine aims to inspire innovators from business, research and policymaking to 'build back better' after the Covid19 pandemic adapting Responsible Innovation and sustainable business practices. It features overviews of trends, research projects, business practices, and interviews with inspiring leaders.