• Short n Sweet: 12 December 2019 - Businesses pledge climate targets

    Bite-sized stories this week: Businesses pledge big at climate talks, UK construction firm Wates hits £20m social spending target, a new law in Cyprus, grants windfall for Irish projects and a market first in recycled materials for  water company Belu.

  • Scottish government opens up ‘repayable grants’ to environment-focused social enterprises

    Green social enterprises based in Scotland can now access dedicated funding to help them grow their business – but with some strings attached.

  • Hiring staff with convictions: Where should you start?

    Expanding your recruitment pool to include ex-offenders can bring multiple benefits, but getting started can be daunting. Top tips from a charity with ten years’ experience of placing women with convictions in secure jobs.

  • NatWest SE100: Applications Now Open for Social Business Awards 2020

    Pioneers Post and NatWest are once again seeking entries for the NatWest SE100 Index and Social Business Awards. Don't miss your chance to be counted among the UK's top social enterprises in an extra special year, as we mark the 10th anniversary of the SE100.

  • African Development Bank to launch $270m fund for social impact investors

    "Big news" for impact investors shared at Impact!Africa: the African Development Bank is planning a new Social Investment and Impact Fund for the continent.

  • Former Unilever boss Polman backs legislation on company purpose to ‘upgrade capitalist system’

    Business leaders and academics back Company Purpose (Amendment) Bill to 'displace shareholder primacy' in British board rooms, put forward by UK law firm Bates Wells.