Category Archives: Impact Investing

Do You Know a Family Like This? … [a tall tale for 2012]

“So there’s this family next door … nice people, seven kids …” “ Seven kids? That’s quite a lot.” “Yeah, I don’t know whether they planned it that way, it’s not like I ever asked, anyway they seem to have … Continue reading

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Power to the People!

As energy costs rise and the recession bites, more and more families in the UK are falling into ‘fuel poverty’: from a low of 1.2million households in 2004, we’re now up to 5 MILLION UK households in ‘fuel poverty’ – … Continue reading

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Lean Startup – an Art or a Science?

Lean Startup Machine founder Eric Ries believes there is a science to starting a business. I’ve been trying out his Lean Startup methodology in action today on the cold streets of Camden town. It’s been a long, tough day. But … Continue reading

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I Believe in You. Here’s Why.

I believe in You. And I believe in We. Here’s my story (perhaps you’ll share yours too): In May this year I set up a Facebook page called EthicalStartups. I didn’t really know what I’d set it up for and … Continue reading

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Impact Investing: “How Much Better Would It Have to Be?”

I got a great ‘question’ idea from an inc. article today: “How much better does our “better” have to be for you to work with us?” was number 3 of the article’s 5 questions for assessing prospective customers. Let’s apply … Continue reading

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