Two organisations have teamed up to help the residents of Melkhoutfontein upcycle waste into sought-after products – helping them generate an income, clean up the environment, and even tap into a part-forgotten cultural heritage.
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.
Bite-sized stories this week from the impact economy around the world: a “historic shift” among impact investors on impact measurement, insights on family giving, Starbucks backs coffee cup recycling drive, and more.
Andrea Gamson, co-founder of _SocialStarters and WISE100 Women’s Champion award-winner, on surviving the 2004 tsunami, booking in ‘monk days’ for her mental health, and plugging the skills gap in social enterprise.
FRC Group has won a string of awards recently, but success hasn't always come easy. CEO Shaun Doran tells us what it takes to lead a social business through ups and downs – and why its strategy includes helping other entrepreneurs too.
Kenya can take advantage of its popularity among impact investors to unlock $10bn for sustainable development, writes Krisztina Tora, market development director at the Global Steering Group for Impact Investment. Here's how.
Bite-sized stories this week from the impact investing and social enterprise world: BlackRock faces up to climate risk, most responsible FTSE 100 firm revealed, Charity Commission opens up conversation on responsible investing, and more.
What does the day-to-day work of a social enterprise look like around the world? Our photo feature brings you right to the front lines, thanks to beautiful, compelling images submitted by our readers – this time in Pakistan, Australia and the UK.
Twelve of England’s most disadvantaged communities are competing for a chance for much-needed social investment, as part of the new Local Access fund. In Gainsborough, we find out why the stakes are so high.
What happens when a philanthropic foundation starts offering repayable finance? Anything from stronger relationships with investees to “awful situations”, as we heard recently. Pioneers Post digs a little deeper.
Bite-sized stories this week – featuring a Middle East opportunity for wellbeing-focused enterprises, scale-up support for those helping people with complex needs, royal accolades for social enterprise leaders, and more.