• Care organisation's success proves social investment market strength

    The success of employee owned care organisation CASA is not only great news for them, it's a great example of how developed and flourishing the social investment market is, writes Antony Ross of Bridges Ventures.

  • UK culture department takes responsibility for social enterprise

    Social enterprise leaders disappointed in apparent downgrading of importance for civil society brief, which moves with minister Rob Wilson.

  • £5m boost for health social enterprises in south west England

    Social enterprises with great ideas to transform health and wellbeing in the south west of England can now apply for loans and grants, following the first fund launch from the Access Foundation, writes Lee Mannion.

Collection: The Review
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The Review: Brand New Era

One year on Russell Brand's social enterprise café continues to symbolise the power of community action. But what's it like as a place to go for a drink and a bite to eat – is it any good?

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How the charity sector can get better

Post Kids Company and Olive Cooke scandals, public trust in charity is lower than ever. Richard Hawkes, CEO of British Asian Trust issues a rallying call, urging the sector to change in order to survive.

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When social innovation goes bad

We probably ought at least to allow the possibility that social innovations can be more harmful than beneficial, and stop seeing them as good by definition, write Madeleine Gabriel and Julie Simon of Nesta.