Some claim Big Society Capital’s current form – and its implications on the cost of finance – is actually holding back social investment. But, while lending all its money cheaply may be tempting, it would be a serious mistake, writes CEO Cliff Prior.
SNAPSHOTS FROM ADDIS: Business is undeniably tough for Desert Rose, which is producing affordable household water filters – but diverse revenue streams and a healthy dose of creativity are keeping the social enterprise on course.
The news from Westminster has long been frustrating for those running social businesses – but there may be opportunities too. UnLtd's senior policy officer decodes the latest developments and explores what they mean for social entrepreneurs.
There is no shortage of social innovation programmes in Hong Kong’s universities, but new research shows that scholars need to engage in more practical activity and collaborations outside academia to really tackle the territory’s social challenges.
The entrepreneurs taking part in Pakistan's first ever creative enterprise incubator have products with the potential to strengthen families, preserve traditional arts and generate jobs – but first their founders must learn how to run a great business.
Does the climate crisis make you want to hide under your duvet? DICE Young Storymaker Julia Cass Hebron asks if we can use our eco-anxiety not to paralyse progress – but to drive support for alternative business models.
In Ghana, Soronko Academy is training the next generation of female computer scientists and challenging long-held gender stereotypes. DICE Young Storymaker Imani Dlamini meets founder Regina Honu to find out more.
Our final Chain Reaction interview in the run-up to the Social Enterprise World Forum, Zambian Likumbi Kapihya talks to Sabrina Chakori in Australia about why it takes courage and a 'bit of crazy' to pursue impact as well as profit.