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Opinion

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Oikocredit: Social and environmental outcomes from an on-the-ground perspective

01 February 2017

The Philippines is the world’s third highest risk area for natural disasters. Frequent typhoons and cyclones bring excessive rain and wind, threatening the livelihoods of around 60% of the poorest groups who tend to live in rural communities and must also contend with rising sea levels, earthquakes and volcanic eruptions.

Growing and developing our team

24 January 2017

 I’m proud of the talented and experienced team we have at Ethex, helping our listed businesses bring their fundraising projects to fruition and guiding our positive investors along their journey too. As we’ve been expanding, we’ve welcomed some new faces bringing new skills to strengthen the team, as well as nurturing our existing staff.

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New £multi-million Crowd Match Fund

07 December 2016

We’ve partnered with Big Society Capital to join a unique Crowd Match Fund for private investments into Social Investment Tax Relief (SITR) eligible charities and social enterprises.

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Changes to SITR

01 December 2016

The threshold for businesses raising finance through Social Investment Tax Relief (SITR) has been raised to £1.5 million, for companies up to seven years old. While some had hoped for a larger increase to £5 million, it is nevertheless welcome news, which should provide a boost for the sector.

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Housing in the headlines...

28 November 2016

Chatter about community-led housing has reached the mainstream in the last week. Leeds Community Homes is a project which is doing something truly pioneering and where the support offered by Power to Change is most advanced.

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