• Muhammad Yunus: ‘Education gives us a passenger mentality – but we are the pilots of this planet’

    Yunus the entrepreneur turned the banking system in Bangladesh on its head and made microfinance a global phenomenon. But Yunus the teacher has still got work to do. At 84 – and facing a possible prison sentence – there's no time to waste. 

  • Trading for Good: Step forward the new wave of community entrepreneurs to take social change into their own hands

    In its last programme The School for Social Entrepreneurs supported 2,400 community business leaders who touched the lives of 2.1m people. Now there’s an opportunity to help hundreds more tackle the social and environmental issues on their doorstep. 

  • UK's best social enterprise pioneers revealed at SE100 Awards 2024

    The UK’s most impressive social enterprises inspire optimism with solutions for people and planet, at our annual NatWest SE100 Awards ceremony in London.


  • What the UK impact economy can expect from Labour’s new government

    During the recent UK general election campaign, social economy leaders have stressed how, and why, any new government should partner with the impact sector to deliver on their pledges. Now that Labour is at the helm, what can we expect from them?

  • Can social entrepreneurs help pave the way to peace in Yemen?

    In Yemen, transformative enterprises can help communities overcome conflict and poverty. But with the state in disarray, crumbling infrastructure and hesitant funders, are the challenges facing aspiring social entrepreneurs insurmountable? 

  • The Impact Library: exclusive access for our subscribers

    Get unlimited access to the Pioneers Post Impact Library: knowledge, insight and good practice from two decades of coverage of social enterprise and impact investment around the world.

The Impact World this Week: 27 June 2024

The most interesting news snippets from around the world. This week: a ‘historic moment’ for impact investment in Spain, ‘buy social’ success in UK, German social entrepreneurs feel neglected by politicians, and more.