• The Unforgettable story of social investment and dementia

    "There’s nothing on the highstreet, there’s nothing in Boots, there’s no stand out brand." James Ashwell is on a mission to serve the needs of people with dementia – the forgotten market. 

  • Global social innovation round-up #36

    The mighty Gates Foundation commits $80m to close the gender data gap, Scottish social entrepreneurs are given a start-up boost and the role of Islamic Social Finance in dealing with critical social issues is highlighted in Istanbul.

  • Research reveals 75% of HEIs are involved with social enterprise

    For the first time research published by the British Council reveals to what extent universities around the world are working with the social enterprise sector.  

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Global social innovation round-up #36

The mighty Gates Foundation commits $80m to close the gender data gap, Scottish social entrepreneurs are given a start-up boost and the role of Islamic Social Finance in dealing with critical social issues is highlighted in Istanbul.

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What's the next $100m idea for social good?

With so many global challenges and organisations that could tackle them in a truly impactful way, how do big foundations choose where to put their money? We talked to someone who knows: Rachel Korberg of the Rockefeller Foundation.

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Top 5 co-workspaces with a social conscience

10,000 co-working spaces are expected to open around the world by the end of this year. With so much choice, how do you choose where to locate? Laura Billings and Marina Melani from Edspace pick five of the top socially minded options. 

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Global social innovation round-up #35

Acumen launches in the US, the southwest of England proves to be a hotspot for Social Investment Tax Relief and actress Eva Longoria becomes an impact investment ambassador. 

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Top tips on approaching a theory of change

For many socially driven start-ups the journey from idea to business execution is a long and complicated one. This is why developing a theory of change can help guide you and ensure the end goal is always in sight.