Big Society Capital must reconsider plans not to focus solely on social enterprises or provide core funding for a Black-led social investment fund, say Social Enterprise UK's CEO Peter Holbrook and chair Lord Victor Adebowale.
BRAC International Microfinance – which provides financial services to ‘bottom-of-the-pyramid’ customers, particularly women living in poverty – set to “grow significantly” and expand into three new countries over the next five years.
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As Big Society Capital marks its 10-year anniversary, CEO Stephen Muers reveals key changes ahead – including addressing past failings on diversity and changing a target return rate that is now “out of step” with the organisation's mission.
As global impact rankings are announced for higher education institutions, incentives for universities to focus on people and planet are increasing, despite the challenges of standard university league tables.
Logistics knowledge, problem-solving abilities and legal expertise are all key in relief efforts. As the war in Ukraine continues, will more entrepreneurs answer the call to make a bigger, bolder difference to the world, asks Carrie Santos.
Social entrepreneurs are optimistic about the future, but – despite plans for a new national strategy and funding – they remain frustrated by the lack of structural political support, as the latest German Social Entrepreneurship Monitor reveals.
Pioneers Post's Laura Joffre reports from a long-awaited and high-profile gathering on Europe's social economy – where the "guest of honour" makes a powerful appeal for solidarity. Plus, this week's top stories.
Ukrainian Social Academy board member says war has “hurt” – but not destroyed – the nation’s long history of business with a social mission. Now, it needs support to help create jobs for displaced Ukrainians.
At the Future of Europe conference in Strasbourg, Yolanda Díaz commits to making social economy a priority, while French secretary of state Olivia Grégoire says the sector shows "a path forward" for the reinvention of Europe.
Funding will support the plans from the UK’s largest childcare social enterprise to double the number of its nurseries, while award-winning CEO June O’Sullivan praises the flexibility of charity bonds over typical social investment.
Cartoons, films and music are being used to interpret key themes raised in an academic analysis of international development. This unorthodox and experimental approach brings fresh perspectives and engages new people, the British Council has discovered.
The WISE100 Star of the Future hates public speaking – but instead of holding her back, her fear led to creating a venture that helps other young people to gain speaking confidence. Laura North shares the pivotal moments that led to this year's award.