Author Archives: Karl H Richter


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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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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How to accelerate social investment – my interview/ podcast for Cambridge University, Judge Business School

Discussing the opportunities and challenges of bringing together finance and social investment. Social investment is still a small market segment but has tremendous potential. There are more investors who are looking for projects that can deliver both social impact and … Continue reading

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The fancy names aren’t helping – let’s call it investment and get on with doing it properly

The extent of debate (and often disagreement) about the definition of social impact investment is fascinating – exploring in great depth the nuances and prerequisite principles for investing in a way that seeks both positive social outcomes and financial returns. … Continue reading

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Evidence Submission – UK Parlimentary Commission on Banking Standards

The Commission on Banking Standards is appointed by both Houses of Parliament to consider and report on: professional standards and culture of the UK banking sector, taking account of regulatory and competition investigations into the LIBOR rate-setting process lessons to … Continue reading

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