Up to 50,000 firms required to meet stricter reporting standards from 2024, with proposed directive that seeks to fill major data gaps and overcome what finance chief Mairead McGuinness calls “systemic risks” for the economy.
PLUS: $100m MacArthur grant to end homelessness; Dutch VC fund backs digital-only fashion house; ImpactAssets custom investments surge; new pooled fund for southeast Asia; Resonance's launchpad loan for mums' mental health; and more.
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Global social enterprise movement plans to deliver statement to 2021 UN Climate Change Conference emphasising its solutions to climate change, following discussions at Social Enterprise World Forum Policy Forum this week.
Government-backed Covid lending schemes have been a lifeline – but in the long term, high levels of debt cause problems. One solution: transitioning at-risk, viable private businesses into employee or community ownership at scale.
Work on sustainable cities and responsible consumption sees Manchester become first UK institution to lead the Times Higher Education’s Impact Rankings, knocking University of Auckland off the top spot.
False trade-offs and quick fixes may be appealing during times of fear and uncertainty – but we need to allow for and even embrace the messy reality of multiple approaches if we're to solve today's biggest problems.
In our second Fit for the Future podcast in partnership with Buzzacott, social investor Isabelle Irani and P3 Charity boss Mark Simms share expert tips when seeking social investment – and reveal some pitfalls to avoid.
Financial Secretary to the Treasury rejects calls for a further extension of a crucial tax relief scheme designed to stimulate social investment – but campaigners hope this will open the door to a new, improved policy to replace it.
The Greensill scandal and the European Super League demonstrate what goes wrong when companies chase profit above all – and that fans will take their custom elsewhere. The B Lab UK co-founder on why the time is ripe to repurpose business.
What happens when a support programme ends? The second episode of this two-part series explores what we can learn from Enhance Social Enterprise, a EU-funded social enterprise support scheme in the south-west of England.