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Intrapreneurs in Finance: Creating purpose-driven change from within [Guest Blog]

Written by Lydia Hascott, Head of Intrapreneurship (Finance Matters) at The Finance Innovation Lab. Originally featured on Lydia's LinkedIn page. Finance Matters is a community hosted by the Finance Innovation Lab, supporting professionals who are committed to innovating within their organisations so they better serve people and planet. In this blog, Head of Intrapreneurship, Lydia Hascott, shares some…

No Free Work: How a Business Became the Face of Freelance Equality

Where do the bounds of social and environmental issues start and end? For some, it is addressing climate change. For others, it is reducing poverty. However, in some cases it can be more nuanced. What happens when a business engages freelancers on an ongoing basis and doesn’t pay them for their services under the guise…

Modern Slavery – It Is Closer Than You Think [Guest Blog]

Written by Erin Wallis, a consultant at The Difference Incubator (TDi). TDi exist to awaken the possibility of doing good and making money in businesses.  They work with not-for-profits, corporates, and social entrepreneurs across the Pacific and Australia to return to the roots of business, reconnecting social return and financial return.  You can visit their…

A Simple Guide To The Theory Of Change Model

The theory of change model is a practical tool to help frame the desired impact of a project or initiative. This is done by first identifying the desired long-term goals and then working back to understand the required conditions and resources required to reach it. One of the best things about the model is that…

How To Spark Curiosity In Your Life Today

In theory, travel is associated with constant life-changing experiences, uncovering new, worldly perspectives that ultimately culminate in compelling and inspirational/envious stories for family and friends. In reality, it can be a different story. Travel often seems like an endless avalanche of booking accommodation, transport, attractions and in my case, meetings. It tends to end up weighing…

How Innovative Partnerships Can Transform Cities

I had heard about Finland’s progressive culture and Government but it wasn’t until I was on the ground and hearing from locals that I got a true sense of it. When I met with Tiina Kähö, Executive Director of Helsinki Metropolitan Smart and Clean Foundation, one of her first questions was ‘Who have you met…