• Autumn Statement 2015: Big Society Capital responds

    The Autumn Statement puts the brakes on promising growth of genuine community energy projects. Big Society Capital's Matt Robinson and Daria Kuznetsova provide analysis in the aftermath of the Chancellor's spending review in the UK.

  • M&S makes a play to become world’s most sustainable business

    Director of Marks & Spencer’s sustainability mission Plan A Mike Barry explains the big business benefits of social and environmental responsibility. 

  • Money is dead: an introduction

    In our cover feature for the Autumn edition of Pioneers Post Quarterly, we consider the following question: what will it take to make social change as desirable as money?

  • Social Enterprise UK puts on biggest awards bash to date

    More than 400 people from the UK social enterprise sector gathered in London last night to celebrate the achievements of outstanding ventures at the 2015 Social Enterprise UK Awards. Find out who took home the trophies here.

  • How should social enterprises respond to Black Friday?

    We might not want to promote the kind of consumerism that can lead to damaging social consequences but we need our ventures to be profitable to address our social missions. What to do?

  • Autumn Statement 2015: Cabinet Office cuts spark concern about Ministry of Civil Society

    Cuts to the Cabinet Office raise concerns about the future of the Ministry of Civil Society and £20m of support per year is allocated to social impact bonds following Chancellor George Osborne's Autumn Statement in the UK.

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Big Issue launches new coffee brand in London

The Big Issue has teamed up with social enterprise coffee suppliers Old Spike Roastery to launch Change Please, a venture that will train and employ homesless people to run coffee carts for caffeine lovers.