Impact Investing: Big Society Capital

Impact investing: Big society capitalBy Lena Dominici


Is it possible to address the world’s social problems while still making a financial return? Impact investing seeks to achieve this goal. Big Society Capital is a wholesale investment bank that invests in social investment intermediaries, which then invest in social enterprises and charities to address social issues. Impact investing is increasingly popular, but faces several challenges.

I. Impact Investing

a. Definition of impact investing

When the Rockefeller Foundation invited leaders in finance, development, and philanthropy in 2007 to the


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Battle for the Soul of Bitcoin


battle for the soul of bitcoin

By Adam Bhala Lough


Adam Bhala Lough is the award winning American director and screenwriter of the soon to be released documentary on cryptocurrencies and crypto- anarchists, “The New Radical” (watch excerpt). He writes* here on Bitcoin and the three-way struggle for its soul.


There is a war being waged for the soul of Bitcoin. On the one hand you have those who want to stay true to the roots of Bitcoin. The original


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New Issue of Moral Cents (Summer/Fall 2017)

Moral Cents: The Journal of Ethics in Finance (Summer/Fall 2017)

This issue of Moral Cents explores Italian banking. The articles provide penetrating observations and critiques about the structure of the

banking system,regulations and regulatory bodies, questionable practices like the revolving door, and governance failures at specific institutions. I believe the reader should gain increased insight into an industry that has a considerable influence on the EU’s fifth largest economy.

The first article “The Italian Banking System” by Nicola Bilotta, illustrates clearly the structure


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International Investment Management: Theory, Ethics and Practice

International Investment Management book cover imageRead the new and original book lead authored by Seven Pillars Institute’s President, Dr. Kara Tan Bhala. The book uniquely synthesizes three theories of finance and gives a lucid explanation of ethics and its real world application in investment management.

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Moral Cents

Financial EthicsMoral Cents is The Journal of Ethics in Finance, produced on a regular basis by the Seven Pillars Institute for Global Finance and Ethics. See the latest issues and read them in full.

Seven Pillars Institute for Global Finance and Ethics (SPI) and the Centre for Commercial Law Studies (CCLS) at Queen Mary University of London have a collaborative affiliation in their work on ethics, law, and regulation in finance. The goal of the collaboration is to foster a dialogue on important ethical policy issues affecting the financial services industry.

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