Ideas on Finance, Happiness and Sustainability

20. May, 2018

We have to focus on improving the quality of our societies, or our societies will fall apart, shared cofounder of Apax Partners, Bridges Ventures & Social Finance Sir Ronald Cohen. During his Stanford GSB Global Speaker Series talk on February 22, 2016, Sir Ronald discussed why impact investing is the future and how the sector must evolve going forward. Read more insights on

20. May, 2018

In this interview Michael Porter explores social entrepreneurship in the context of a
larger transformation of capitalism. He suggests that social entrepreneurship is an
important transitional vehicle toward the creation of shared value and a capitalist
system in which meeting social needs is not just a peripheral activity but a core aspect of
every business. Porter discusses the implications of this perspective on social
entrepreneurship with a view to new opportunities but also responsibilities for educators
in the field. I examine how this fits with but also extends current debates on social
entrepreneurship. The interview concludes by examining where Porter’s ideas may take
us and reflecting on social entrepreneurship education as conversations about the social
becoming more entrepreneurial but also the entrepreneurial becoming more social.

20. May, 2018

Dan Gilbert, author of "Stumbling on Happiness," challenges the idea that we'll be miserable if we don't get what we want. Our "psychological immune system" lets us feel truly happy even when things don't go as planned.

5. May, 2018

In Paris, on June 8th join your fellow CFOs Alan Burns Marco Fossataro Paolo Fietta Marco Venturelli Maria Larsson Peter Bichara Roberto Delgado to spotlight CFO’s main trends in the complex 2018 digital business environment: A.I & data analytics, blockchain, finance talent, innovation, GDPR, risk and cash management. Register here for the event:

30. Apr, 2018
April 27, 2018, University of Sheffield

People often say that money can't buy happiness; however a new collection of scientific studies published this week (Friday 27 April 2018) highlights how living in poverty can significantly harm people's mental health.

The research, published in the journal Counselling and Psychotherapy Research, indicates that a chronic lack of money can be damaging to 's health and wellbeing – something which currently isn't widely acknowledged by  and mental healthcare providers.

Edited by Dr. Jaime Delgadillo, Lecturer in Clinical Psychology at the University of Sheffield, the international collection of research featured in a special edition of this journal indicates that people living in poverty are more likely to develop  problems, which could be related to their increased exposure to adverse life events and a chronic state of unmet material and emotional needs.

The studies presented in the journal examine the relationship between social inequalities and psychological care. Together, the findings show that people living in poverty are less likely to start treatment for . Once they do start treatment, they are more likely to have ongoing mental health problems after the treatment is completed, and they face a range of material (e.g. lack of transportation) and social (e.g. stigma) barriers to accessing support. The studies also indicate that people living in poor neighbourhoods are less likely to recover from depression and anxiety symptoms after psychological treatment, compared to people from more affluent neighbourhoods.