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  • On air: The live radio show tackling mental health taboos

    SNAPSHOTS FROM ADDIS Matters of the mind were long brushed over in Ethiopia – but Erk Mead’s hugely successful programmes are helping people to open up and get professional help.

  • Big Society Capital boss answers critics: “We’re part of a Big Solution”

    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.

  • Staying afloat: The Ethiopian venture determined to bring healthy water to all

    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.

  • Short n Sweet: 17 October 2019

    Bite-sized stories this week include record interest in B Corp certification, a big commitment to buy social, latest research on giving to charity, and new hires at Social Investment Scotland.

  • ‘No B Corp, no bonus’ - Body Shop to staff

    The skincare and beauty company became the first British multinational to certify as B Corp last month – putting staff bonuses on the line to meet targets, its CSR boss reveals.