• Short ’n’ Sweet: 12 September 2019

    Bite-sized stories selected from your social enterprise and impact investing news releases. This week: new declarations of a climate emergency, Big Issue goes contactless, Social Investment Scotland reveals annual figures, and more.

  • Ladies who lunch: “If you don't say it, it won't happen”

    Maeve Monaghan, CEO of Northern Ireland's NOW Group and WISE100 nominee, on embracing a commercial mindset, finding mentors – and being good at making money from the age of 10.

  • Hype vs reality: What India taught me about investing for impact

    The microfinance success story isn’t as clear-cut as it seems – but there’s plenty we can learn from it when it comes to investing in other sectors. FSG’s Harvey Koh sets out a pragmatic approach.

  • Social investors back campaign to tackle social sector’s “grim” diversity record

    As momentum grows behind the #CharitySoWhite movement, social investors say campaign is much needed – and highlight the poor diversity record in their own field.

  • Scots social enterprises contribute £2.3bn in gross value added

    Latest Scottish Social Enterprise Census reveals income growth of £750m and an increase in profits of more than £100m in two years – plus impressive data on fair wages and female leadership.

Short n Sweet

Short ’n’ Sweet: 12 September 2019

Bite-sized stories selected from your social enterprise and impact investing news releases. This week: new declarations of a climate emergency, Big Issue goes contactless, Social Investment Scotland reveals annual figures, and more.

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Short 'n' Sweet: 5 September 2019

Sweet treats selected from your social enterprise and impact investing news releases. This week: €800k for Irish social enterprise training, new fund for fashion industry innovations, soap enterprise invites others to "steal its staff", and more...