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AfDB launches $3bn 'Fight Covid-19' Social Bond

The African Development Bank's new $3bn Fight Covid-19 Social Bond is the largest dollar-denominated social bond ever launched in international capital markets to date...

30 Mar 2020

Seychelle's Blue Economy secures financial backing from AfDB

The African Development Bank has signed an $800,000 grant agreement with the government of Seychelles to support micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) in its Blue Economy sector...

20 Mar 2020

Why billionaire climate philanthropists will always be part of the problem

Jeff Bezos, Amazon CEO and the richest man alive, recently made headlines after pledging to donate $10bn to a new "Bezos Earth Fund"...

By Heather Alberro 3 Mar 2020

China: Rise of a new philanthropic power

In response to the ongoing coronavirus emergency, on 31 January, Chinese billionaire Jack Ma pledged the equivalent of $144m...

By Fabrice Jaumont and Charles Sellen 10 Feb 2020

Employees want genuine corporate social responsibility, not greenwashing

Described as the "moral face of globalisation," corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiatives focused on solving societal and environmental concerns are increasingly expected by society...

By Magda B.L. Donia 30 Jan 2020

Profit with purpose - a practical outlook for impact investment in Africa

"Social investors need to start actively reconfiguring how they approach development initiatives in Africa and elsewhere," says Reana Rossouw of Next Generation Consultants, a specialist management consultancy that focuses on impactful social innovation...

Issued by Next Generation 2 Dec 2019