Author Archives: Karl H Richter

Social Investing – from Hype to Impact?

Impact investment is blossoming. What started as a fad for idealists is gradually becoming a mainstream concept often discussed by fund management hotshots and company executives. The concept itself is certainly appealing. Investors are realising that they have the possibility … Continue reading

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Originally posted on Normative Capital – On Social Investment, Finance for Social Purpose and the Role of the City:
Data unlocks capital. Data sets the risk and return expectations for providers of capital and thus provides the basis on which…

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Words & All: My Live TV Interview on BBC World News

Because one always wants to remember the first time – below is a transcript of my first live TV interview. I was asked to explain social enterprise, social investment and EngagedX in 2 minutes…

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The Welfare State is dead – long live the Kinky State

I don’t mean the type of adulterous scooter socialism enjoyed by French President Francois Hollande – I mean an agile and nimble State that is deftly able to do more with less. Kinky like an inflection point in a trend line. … Continue reading

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Open letter: Concerns about process in the land deal that is part of the ZhongRong Group’s proposal in Crystal Palace

– If you agree with this letter, then please sign the petition here – Open Letter from Residents in the Crystal Palace area 17 January 2014 Rt Hon Dame Tessa Jowell MP Hon Jim Dowd MP Hon Steve Reed MP … Continue reading

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A new Crystal Palace: phoenix rising or setting sun?

Local residents ‘outside the tent’. Photo: Sarah Glover. Local residents, who were excluded from a media conference in Crystal Palace Park, pressed their ears to the windows so that they could hear what was being said. On 3 Oct 2013, London Mayor … Continue reading

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A royal visit in pictures – hosting HRH the Duke of Gloucester in the Crystal Palace Subway

To prove that Royal Mail takes ROYAL MAIL very seriously: The Duke’s office kindly sent a letter of thanks to the Subway team. Any regular letter would have had practically no chance of finding us – but this one did because … Continue reading

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