We Are Digital Secure £1.5 Million to Bridge the Digital and Financial divides

London, United Kingdom – We Are Digital, a leading digital and financial inclusion training provider, announces that it has secured £1.5 million in funding. This investment will be used to hire key staff and make technology upgrades that will allow it to scale its operations and impact. We Are Digital work to tackle social exclusion […]

Simplon.co raises € 12 million in order to accelerate its growth

Published by Antoine Flavier Simplon.co allows people who are unemployed and/or in school to benefit from free digital training, including in computer code. 95% of those enrolled in long-term training are marginalized. Phitrust Partenaires was involved in the last two fundraisings. Simplon.co, the network of digital and inclusive factories in France and abroad, has completed […]

Launch of EASI guarantee

On the 1st of March, Hefboom and  Crédal – l’argent solidaire , the cooperatives of ethical finance in Belgium, got together for the official launch of the EASI guarantee, granted by the European Investment Fund (EIF) aimed at social entrepreneurs. One of its key objectives is to increase the availability of and access to finance […]

Your project is not concerned by the circular economy? Don’t get me wrong!

Published by Margaux Burton et Pierre Gillet Are you a project founder or an entrepreneur in Brussels? Are you interested in the sustainable economy but you believe your project is not concern about it? Here are some explanations to help you understand the topic! Several years of experience in supporting circular projects have led to […]

Solidarity financing and citizens at the service of entrepreneurs

Published by Celine Bouton For many, the financial sector is still an inaccessible and shadowy world, synonymous with speculation, fraud, inequalities and a lack of ethics. The many financial scandals and crises are no stranger to this. However, financing always plays a central role. In the new wave that is engulfing us – eating and […]

Growfunding: ‘We support the small in the big city’

Published by Laurent Vermeersch Nearly a hundred citizens’ initiatives and a handful of start-ups have already sought funding through Growfunding. The Brussels crowdfunding platform with a social slant is organizing a two-day party and debate for its fifth birthday. In the previous year – September 2016 up to and including June 2017 – the various campaigns […]

Investing sustainably: return and impact go hand in hand

Published by BNP Paribas Fortis As part of their investment strategies, financial institutions and investors are increasingly seeking to achieve sustainable objectives. This is one of the reasons why the “impact investing” is increasing. This form of investment focuses on societal impact in addition to financial return. The King Baudouin Foundation is an institute whose […]

Färm: what we eat, connects us

Published by Triodos Bank Färm is a cooperative of sustainable food stores offering, amongst various other things, organic, local and fair trade goods produced by small family businesses… However, Färm is much more than a simple organic store. It is a cooperative that unites producers and consumers to ensure that the route taken by food […]