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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.
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.
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.
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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.
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.
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.
As social investment network AVPN turns 10, its first Asian boss explains how she's translating the foreign concept of venture philanthropy, why the “cloak of joint decision-making” is so powerful – and why she was an unlikely candidate for CEO.
Small impact ventures can make a big difference in their local communities. But sometimes they need a helping hand – that’s where Amsterdam Impact is stepping in, as part of a multi-year plan to grow the impact economy.
Bewildered by buzzwords? Drowning in jargon? Webreak down the terminology and get back to basics with impact economy concepts. Here, Buzzacott's Alex Judd provides your Impact 101 on social enterprise acquisitions.
DCMS confirms civil society brief remains there, but minister is still TBC. Meanwhile, prime minister Boris Johnson's 'levelling up' project gains political ground as economist Andy Haldane heads levelling-up taskforce and Kruger gets junior role.