• Ireland’s first social enterprise census reveals ‘dynamic’ sector

    New facts and figures about size and characteristics of Ireland’s social enterprises expose their strengths as well as the challenges facing the sector, as ministers plan next national social enterprise policy.

  • Canadian Social Finance Fund launches with CAN$755m government commitment

    ‘It’s a great day for social finance in Canada’, says MP, as social economy looks forward to hundreds of thousands of dollars of new investment from impact investment wholesaler.

  • Is impact measurement creating a false sense of hope?

    The more that impact measurement is relied on to shape investor decisions, the more worried we should be, says Dr Jess Daggers: the information gathered does not necessarily correspond with reality, and yet few take this risk into account.

  • 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.

  • Supporting women entrepreneurs: the world’s agents of inclusive economic growth

    Women-led businesses – particularly those in the global south – are still struggling to recover after the pandemic. And they have a key role to play in boosting their local economies.

  • From Quebec to Mozambique – three cities putting sustainability first

    How do you cater for a growing urban population while protecting the planet? Insights from a resource-strapped mayor in Mozambique, a conservation champion in Canada, and a Polish municipality that’s involving kindergartens to reach net zero.