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The Responsible Finance Podcast

Mar 31, 2023

Caz and Darron Burness already had a thriving business – doggy day care, pet-sitting, home boarding and other services – when they spotted an opportunity to purchase a kennels premises. It was the perfect fit.

But how to finance the acquisition? A £100,000 loan from BCRS Business Loans unlocked their ambition and...

Mar 23, 2023

Impact investing has moved into the mainstream. Many asset owners and managers are trying to deliver more positive social and environmental impact as well as a financial return. Yet just a few years ago many institutions were dismissive or sceptical. How did this change?

"It's not about telling people what they should...

Dec 8, 2022

Ready for some big numbers? How about £165 million? Just one of the staggering figures revealed in Salad Money's first ever impact report.

Salad CEO Tim Rooney tells us how the social enterprise, which lends to NHS and Public Sector workers, has helped applicants identify £165m in benefits they could apply for but...

Nov 13, 2022

This is both an extraordinary and, sadly, an every day tale. All over the UK people with children or caring responsibilities compete for shifts or work patterns which fit around them, face the 'poverty premium' or are locked out from opportunities.

"I was dismissed on so many levels," says Jules Hawkins. "I knew I was...

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...