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See Legal Entity. 

The value of the shares issued by a company e.g. she owns 40% of that company’s equity.

ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance)
A set of standards measuring a business's impact on society, the environment, and how transparent and accountable it is.

Ethical Banks
A bank making strong efforts to have an overall positive impact on the environment and society, and avoid what could be seen as unethical investments such as into fossil fuels and arms. Ethical banks may be awarded certain accreditations such as B-Corp status.

Everyone In
When COVID-19 initially hit, councils and homelessness charities across the UK successfully managed to get thousands of people off the streets. Resonance began the Resonance Everyone In Fund (REIF) to give 200 rough sleepers a refurbished and settled home.

EVPA (European Venture Philanthropy Association)
A membership network for social impact funds, foundations, corporate social investors, banks, public funders, and other types of social innovators.