Independent institute launches to help investors make a positive social impact

first_img About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via  156 total views,  3 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis5 Independent institute launches to help investors make a positive social impact Tagged with: Finance An independent institute that aims to make it easier for people to invest their money to benefit communities and society has launched.The Impact Investing Institute will look for more effective ways to combine financial returns with a social purpose, and encourage savers to choose ISAs, pensions and savings products that benefit issues they care about. These could include investments in organisations that provide housing to homeless people, renewable energy companies or businesses committed to delivering sustainable employment.It brings together the UK National Advisory Board on Impact Investing (UK NAB) and the Implementation Taskforce on Growing a Culture of Social Impact Investing in the UK (Implementation Taskforce), and is being led by their chairs, Sir Harvey McGrath and Elizabeth Corley.The Institute will be supported by private firms and foundations alongside the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, the Department for International Development and the City of London Corporation.Elizabeth Corley, Chair of the Impact Investing Institute’s Management Board, said:“The Impact investing market has grown rapidly in the UK and around the world. Investing for positive impact goes beyond avoiding harm and mitigating risks, and is at the centre of a wider movement towards more responsible investing. The Institute will play a significant role in ensuring the UK continues to stay at the forefront of innovation in Impact Investing, enabling UK savers to invest in line with their values and have increased ownership over the social outcomes that their money generates.” Advertisement Melanie May | 4 June 2019 | News  155 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis5last_img read more

Former Rightmove boss exits proptech directorship three months after joining

first_imgHome » News » Former Rightmove boss exits proptech directorship three months after joining previous nextProptechFormer Rightmove boss exits proptech directorship three months after joiningScott Forbes joined smartphone lettings platform Movebubble in October has been abruptly removed from its list of directors.Nigel Lewis9th December 20200530 Views Former Rightmove boss and multi-millionaire Scott Forbes’ stint as a director at proptech and smartphone lettings platform Movebubble has proven to be very short.Forbes, who is 63, left Rightmove in April this year after 14 years at the portal’s helm including many years as its chairman, joining Movebubble in October.But the London and Manchester-based smartphone service has now revealed that Forbes has left as a director just two months after joining, although he has plenty to keep him busy.He is also a director of US firm, data analytics firm Ascential Plc, and two residential property management companies in London.Build to rentFounded in 2014, Movebubble hopes to be the next Rightmove for the build-to-rent sector and so far has had 750,000 downloads of its proptech app and reported 152% growth year on year growth for the past 12 months.Movebubble originally launched in 2014 as an ‘Uber for the property world offering two-click viewing bookings and the ability to rate an agent’s service in the same way TripAdvisor does’.But it more recently changed direction to embrace build-to-rent and one of its shareholders is Tipi (now known as Quintain Living), which operates the huge build-to-rent ‘city’ next to Wembley stadium.Movebubble, which describes itself as London’s ‘No.1 rental app’ raised £800,000 in 2018 and £1 million via crowdfunding site Seedrs, and has raised nearly £4 million in total from different investment funds and venture capitalists.The Negotiator approached its CEO Aidan Rushby for comment.proptech Aidan Rushby Scott Forbes seedrs December 9, 2020Nigel LewisWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Hong Kong remains most expensive city to rent with London in 4th place30th April 2021last_img read more

Watch An American in Paris’ Cast Dance for Colbert

first_imgOoh la la! An American in Paris became the first Broadway musical to perform on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert on September 18. First up, director and choreographer Christopher Wheeldon gives Colbert a dance lesson (he “nailed it,” apparently). Then Robert Fairchild and Leanne Cope took the stage to show the world that they’ve got rhythm. Check out the videos below; the show is playing at the Palace Theatre. Show Closed This production ended its run on Oct. 9, 2016 An American in Paris Related Shows View Commentslast_img

Bulldogs Lose 1st Round of SEI Tourney

first_imgIn their first round matchup of the SEI Tournament, the Batesville Middle School 7th grade boys basketball team suffered a tough loss to Sunman Dearborn Middle School for the second time this season. The final score was 49 to 36 in favor of the Trojans.Through it all, the Bulldogs played very hard and never gave up the entire game. Whenever the Trojans seemed to be pulling away, Batesville was able to answer with a run of their own. But in the end, Sunman Dearborn was too much for the Bulldogs.The 7th graders were led in the game by Mason Barker with 9 points, RJ Powell and Jaden Peetz with 8 points, Ethan Brewer with 6 points and Calvin Sherwood with 5 points. With the loss, the Bulldogs fell to 6-9 on the season and were eliminated from the SEI Tournament.However, Batesville still has one game remaining on the schedule. The Bulldogs will take on Greensburg on Monday, January 25. This game was supposed to be played on January 11th but was postponed due to the weather.Score By Quarter:  Batesville: 1st-6, 2nd-12, 3rd-8, 4th-10, Total-36Sunman Dearborn: 1st-13, 2nd-16, 3rd-9, 4th-11, Total-49Shooting Stats:  Mason Barker- 2FG-1, 3FG-1, FT-4 for 4, Total-9; Pros Moorman- 2FG-0, 3FG-0, FT-0 for 0, Total-0; Calvin Sherwood- 2FG-2, 3FG-0, FT-1 for 2, Total-5; RJ Powell- 2FG-4, 3FG-0, FT-0 for 2, Total-8;  Ethan Brewer- 2FG-3, 3FG-0, FT-0 for 0, Total-6;  Damon Grieshop- 2FG-0, 3FG-0, FT-0 for 0, Total-0;Trey Peters- 2FG-0, 3FG-0, FT-0 for 0, Total-0; Matthew Meyer- 2FG-0, 3FG-0, FT-0 for 0, Total-0; Jaden Peetz- 2FG-1, 3FG-2, FT-0 for 0, Total-8; Nathan Villani- 2FG-0, 3FG-0, FT-0 for 0, Total-0; Bristol Davies- 2FG-0, 3FG-0, FT-0 for 0, Total-0; Austin Cornn- 2FG-0, 3FG-0, FT-0 for 0, Total-0; and Alex Siefert- 2FG-0, 3FG-0, FT-0 for 0, Total-0.Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Luke Williams.The Trojans 8th Graders won 42-30.Score by quarters:  1st Bville 7, SD 15; 2nd Bville 15, SD 18; 3rd Bville 22, SD 32; Final Bville 30, SD 42.Individual Scoring for Batesville.  Seth Gausman 9 pts; Colt Meyer 11 pts; Bill Lynam 4 pts; and Dempsy Bohman 6 pts.“The boys played their hearts out and left it all on the floor. The game was a lot more physical than I would have liked, which gave the advantage to Sunman Dearborn’s bigger line-up. We were able to take the lead midway through the 3rd quarter, but a Sunman Dearborn run proved to be too much for us to overcome.”  Bulldogs Coach Chris Bradford.last_img read more

Two Tipp men in Munster side for trip to Paris

first_imgNenagh man Donnacha Ryan returns to the starting XV and will line out in the second row alongside Billy Holland.Simon Zebo is at full back while Tyler Bleyendaal and Conor Murray are the half backs.Conway and O’Mahony are on the wings with Taute and Scannell in the centre –  Earls and Saili are on the bench, as is Clonmel’s Dave Foley. A win will put Munster top of their pool with two games remaining.Racing will not field their full strength side and are already out of the running in the competition but Munster captain Peter O’Mahony isn’t taking them for granted.last_img