• ‘Your underlying investors can make or break your business’ - Isabelle Irani, Sumerian Partners

    Our WISE100 Social Finance Champion on 'copy-pasting' lessons from a career in venture capital and equity research – and why Sumerian Partners is proud to call itself a 'contrarian' impact investor.

  • No foundation trustee off the hook for £60bn investment decisions - ACF report

    “Each and every” trustee responsible for how a foundation deploys its endowment “super-power”, according to new ACF report. Plus, foundations should be transparent with grantees on the source of their wealth.

  • We will survive: SE100 winners see hope after Covid-19 crisis

    The 2020 NatWest SE100 Social Business Award winners convinced the judges that they ran solid and successful enterprises in 2019. But how have they been weathering the Covid-19 storm?

  • Pre-Covid temperature test reveals optimism and growth plans of UK’s top social enterprises

    Taking the temperature of UK social enterprises before the Covid-19 crisis: It may seem like a different time – but just over six months ago, the UK’s top social enterprises were looking ahead to times of growth and success.  

  • Collaborative communities in Egypt: How unconventional networking supports social enterprises to scale

    With an aim of creating more investment-ready businesses, social entrepreneurs attended a unique retreat in Egypt to develop their ideas and build their skills.

  • £500k scheme seeks to re-ignite love for trading among UK social businesses

    Social enterprises and charities whose income has stalled to zero during Covid among those considered for new scheme, which hopes to replicate Match Trading success.

  • A global moment of reckoning: Covid-19, inequality and impact investing

    Inequality is at the heart of multiple crises we are living through right now. The impact investment industry can play a transformative role in our collective healing – but will it? Reflections from Said Business School's social entrepreneur in residence.