• How a new kind of rice is combatting inequality

    Producing a premium product with organic farming methods has raised the income of Thai farmers, who were previously earning on average $0.40 a day. Welcome to the Siam Organic way.

  • 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.

  • “Social pensions” could boost retirement savings

    A poll commissioned by Big Society Capital finds that a significant number of pension holders are keen that their money is invested socially. It comes on the back of government recommendations to incentivise 'social pensions'.

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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.

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Half of Futurebuilders loans now repaid

£58.5m of the landmark fund's loans have been repaid. The money will be recycled for further social investment, channelled through Access Foundation's capacity building programmes.