• Could tech make democracy more popular than populism?

    A report by the innovation foundation Nesta looks at ways to bring democracy into the 21st century. Panellists at the launch had sharpened their knives.

  • Pioneers Post Quarterly Issue 7: read the digital version here

    Issue 7 of our magazine is out now. Read our exclusive interview with minister for civil society Rob Wilson, then find out how other social enterprise leaders feel about government's relationship with the sector. Plus: NatWest Social Business Award winners profiled.

  • Global social innovation round-up #40

    We're heading down under to find out about a state-wide social enterprise strategy and one country's first social impact bond. Then we're heading home for a new way for schools to fund the things they need to better educate pupils.

Social innovation round up

Global social innovation round-up #40

We're heading down under to find out about a state-wide social enterprise strategy and one country's first social impact bond. Then we're heading home for a new way for schools to fund the things they need to better educate pupils.

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UK civil society minister Rob Wilson reveals all

In an illuminating interview with Pioneers Post Quarterly, the UK's minister for civil society was zealous about social investment and social enterprises delivering public services. The Inclusive Economy Unit remains mysterious for now though.

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2017: social impact bonds are go!

It is possible to envisage a contracting model which retains many of the features of a social impact bond, but dispenses with some of the complexity, writes David Hunter of Bates Wells Braithwaite.

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Rob Wilson announces review of Social Value Act

The minister for civil society announces a review, just two years after the last one. Former communities secretary Hazel Blears and Chris Catterall of Public Services Lab offer their suggestions at Social Value Summit.