• C is for Customers: Don't neglect the frontline

    In the third extract from his new book The Social Entrepreneur's A to Z, Liam Black recalls a moment of realisation when launching a new venture – don't assume you know what your customers want, get down to the frontline and find out.

  • The A-Z Podcasts #3: The closer you are to the frontline, the easier it is to see its flaws

    The further away you are from the frontline, the better things seem on the ground. Liam Black brings Aravind Srinivasan and Sandra Schembri back into the studio to discuss the importance of immersing yourself in frontline customer service.

  • Global social innovation round-up #08

    Brazil's largest impact investing fund gets a $10m boost, the Nigerian government launches a solar powered schools initiative in Lagos and the prestigious Cambridge University announces the launch of a 2016 social innovation masters degree.

  • €50k EU social innovation competition launches in Poland

    The 2015 European Commission Social Innovation Competition launched this week and aims to find the best business ideas to tackle the most pressing issues in Europe – ageing populations, climate change and more.

  • Poland's social enterprise scene unwrapped: eco-architects and co-op hostels

    “Every breakdown in global markets is a valuable lesson.” Professor Boleslaw Rok from Warsaw's Kozminski University describes the social enterprise scene in Poland, what it takes to be a social entrepreneur and "MAD" goals.

  • Handmade success: Hathay Bunano empowers 7,000 women in Bangladesh

    From 12 women in one room to 7,000 in production units across Bangladesh, over the past decade Hathay Bunano has empowered Bangladeshi women from the country's most disadvantaged communities. Ellie Ward reports.

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Global social innovation round-up #08

Brazil's largest impact investing fund gets a $10m boost, the Nigerian government launches a solar powered schools initiative in Lagos and the prestigious Cambridge University announces the launch of a 2016 social innovation masters degree.