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The Responsible Finance Podcast

Oct 6, 2022

Stephen Tighe and Sheryl Doe founded Allegro Opticians to address specific issues which the eyesight of musicians and performing artists.

The business now has customers from all over the world, has won multiple business awards, has a trusted high street presence with three branches, and has grown from two to more than...

Sep 29, 2022

Air pollution contributes to around 40,000 deaths a year in the UK and more in many other parts of the world. Enjoy The Air helps cities achieve air quality standards through policy, infrastucture and behaviour change.

CEO and founder Kate Barnard, an engineer, describes why she launched the business and how viewing...

Jul 27, 2021

Danny Kruger MP answers questions from Responsible Finance CEO, Theodora Hadjimichael:

  • How can Government stimulate a boom in the social economy?
  • Danny has described the role of social enterprises in “fixing broken markets” – what does he mean by broken markets? How can social enterprises address them?
  • Banks and...

Jul 2, 2021

Can business be a force for good? Definitely, according David Hanney, CEO of Alpkit, a business and certified B Corp which designs and sources outdoor clothing, camping equipment, bikes and other gear.

Alpkit sells direct-to-consumers through its website and its stores in the UK. It now has more than 100 employees – 6...

Jun 4, 2019

What is Open Banking and how can it help people who are financially vulnerable and financially excluded, including people who are unbanked?

How can Open Banking benefit businesses, social enterprises and the self-employed?

How will Open Banking help Responsible Finance providers (and credit unions) – and what should...