• WISE100 awards for top Women in Social Enterprise open for nominations

    Your chance to nominate inspiring women leading social enterprises and impact investment during 2020/21 – with four awards to be announced at our WISE100 Celebration. Apply by midnight on Sunday 31 October!

  • Key Fund at 21: 'It's soul that drives us a social investor'

    How does a social investment intermediary outlive shifting political winds, a global financial crisis, and much more? Matt Smith, CEO of Sheffield-based Key Fund, reflects on two decades of taking risks and staying true to the mission.

  • UK social investment market jumps by a quarter to record £6.4bn

    Latest Big Society Capital research reveals £6.4bn was invested in social sector organisations by the end of 2020, as investments in social property funds boom and Covid-19 support schemes drive momentum.

  • UK State of Social Enterprise Survey reveals mental health is mission no. 1

    Social Enterprise UK's 2021 State of Social Enterprise Survey  finds that UK organisations are shifting priorities towards mental health, that exporting has become more frequent – and that 61% of enterprises expect their workforce to grow next year.

  • The Impact Library: exclusive access for our subscribers

    Especially for our subscribers – find out how you can access our huge library of content available in the Pioneers Post Impact Library, including knowledge, insight and good practice from two decades of coverage of social enterprise and impact investment around the world.

  • Nigel Huddleston appointment ends three-week wait for social enterprise minister in UK

    Mid Worcestershire MP fills vacancy left by former civil society minister Diana Barran in last month’s government reshuffle – taking on responsibility for charities and social enterprises alongside sport, tourism and heritage.

  • Impact Finance Bulletin: $14m refugee impact bond launches with IKEA Foundation backing

    PLUS: Access Foundation's flexible finance grantees; Irish government offers €1m for social enterprise awareness-raising; Key Fund reports £447m 'total impact'; Olio and Oddbox lure investors; Social Finance raises $50m; and more.

Bill Drayton Ashoka

Bill Drayton: Changemaking skills as vital as literacy

Making social innovation skills available to all would also help heal a fractured society, says Ashoka founder, as a new survey finds that 77% of social entrepreneurs are already collaborating widely – and many are 'activating' others to become changemakers.