One of the UK’s first impact investment specialists, and once describing itself as “Europe’s leading impact investment bank”, ClearlySo went into administration at the end of 2021, owing more than £10m to creditors and shareholders.
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The poorest people in the world are the worst hit by the climate crisis. Amal-Lee Amin of the UK’s CDC Group tells us how development finance institutions must help get money to where it’s most needed to fight the biggest climate injustice that we face.
Social enterprise has drifted too far from its roots, says Freer Spreckley. In our exclusive serialisation of his latest book, the social enterprise pioneer sets out six key principles that he believes should define social enterprise. First: common ownership.
Bewildered by buzzwords? Drowning in jargon? Webreak down the terminology and get back to basics with impact economy concepts. This time, Ingrid Abreu Scherer provides your Impact 101 on ‘social prescribing’.
At work, Francesca Spoerry was helping major organisations rethink where they put their capital. Then she realised she wasn’t applying the same principles to her own personal investments. But, she soon discovered, she wasn't alone...
Employing IT consultants solely from the autistic community is a winning formula for global tech social enterprise Auticon. We talk to 2021’s Social Enterprise UK International Impact award winner about its unique approach to workplace equality.
Small, low interest loans to the poorest people can transform lives and level up communities, but traditional microfinance has never taken off in the UK. What’s more, Brexit dealt it a near-fatal blow.
From economic rifts to regenerative fashion: fashion designer and The Great British Sewing Bee star Patrick Grant gives his takes on the state of the UK's fashion industry and his vision for the future.
The past three years have seen a surge of new social enterprises in Algeria as state support for startups grows - but they need clearer recognition and support to survive in a “jungle” of for-profit competitors, new report shows.
PLUS: Japan’s banks team up for impact; €32m to support African health entrepreneurs; John Lewis and Hubbub join forces for the circular economy, and more – all the deals you need to know about this month.
A European status would enable social enterprises to gain recognition across member states and take advantage of single market, according to Nicolas Schmit – while fellow EU official Thierry Breton says social economy crucial to future of bloc.
Social enterprises are giving their all to tackle the climate crisis through their environmental missions. But they should take it one step further by incorporating climate justice, according to UK MP David Lammy.