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The Science of Climate Change

Climate change is no longer a distant threat or just a possibility, it is now a reality for all of us. In this pathway, Kevin Trenberth, a renowned climatologist, delves into the science behind climate change. He first introduces the climate system, its main components and forces.

Tackling the Plastic Crisis

Plastic pollution is by far the biggest threat to our oceans and this remains an incredibly tough problem to solve. Plastic credits could potentially serve as one of the much needed solutions for this crisis.

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The Scale of the Net Zero Challenge

The price of meeting net zero is estimated to be between $100-150 trillion over the next 30 years. Regardless of this cost, we need to reach net zero before climate change does irreversible damage to the environment and the economy.

ESG, Sustainability and Impact Jargon Buster

ESG, sustainability, impact… they all just mean green, right? Not quite. Despite being used often interchangeably, there are distinct differences between these terms.

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Climate change is no longer a distant threat or just a possibility, it is now a reality for all of us. In this pathway, Kevin Trenberth, a renowned climatologist, delves into the science behind climate change. He first introduces the climate system, its main components and forces.

Tackling the Plastic Crisis

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Social Impact Investment & Social Lending Introduction

Social Impact Investment & Social Lending Introduction

Stuart Sweeney

35 years: Risk management & social finance

Social investment is the use of money to achieve both a social and financial return. In this video, Stuart provides an introduction to social investment, explaining what it is, the difference between loans and grants and how charities sustain loans.

Social investment is the use of money to achieve both a social and financial return. In this video, Stuart provides an introduction to social investment, explaining what it is, the difference between loans and grants and how charities sustain loans.

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Social Impact Investment & Social Lending Introduction

15 mins 29 secs

Overview

Social investment seeks to achieve a social and financial return. The financial return is measured using a conventional approach. Social impact is added to that financial return to allow an overall comparison with the risk incurred. Social investment is an attractive source of funding for social organisations that struggle to access finance from banks due to their lack of assets that can be secured. It comes with many standard and bespoke formats.

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  • Define some core social investment products

  • Understand the concept of social investment

  • Describe some of the different types of social lending

  • Identify some of the key challenges of lending to charities

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Stuart Sweeney

Stuart Sweeney

Stuart spent 23 years working on the fixed income side of finance, in London and New York. He covered bonds, derivatives and leveraged finance. Stuart also worked as a university teacher and researcher publishing books and articles on economic and political history. He moved into social investment two years ago.

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