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  • Staying afloat: The Ethiopian venture determined to bring healthy water to all

    SNAPSHOTS FROM ADDIS: Business is undeniably tough for Desert Rose, which is producing affordable household water filters – but diverse revenue streams and a healthy dose of creativity are keeping the social enterprise on course.

  • Is Big Society Capital a big problem?

    In spite of all the hype around social investment, only a tiny proportion of the UK’s social enterprises and charities have made use of it. If things are going to change, Big Society Capital must rethink its role, says Eastside Primetimers' CEO.

  • ‘No B Corp, no bonus’ - Body Shop to staff

    The skincare and beauty company became the first British multinational to certify as B Corp last month – putting staff bonuses on the line to meet targets, its CSR boss reveals.

  • What does the Queen’s speech mean for social entrepreneurs?

    The news from Westminster has long been frustrating for those running social businesses – but there may be opportunities too. UnLtd's senior policy officer decodes the latest developments and explores what they mean for social entrepreneurs.

  • Hong Kong: Unis must do less theory and more practice to create social change

    There is no shortage of social innovation programmes in Hong Kong’s universities, but new research shows that scholars need to engage in more practical activity and collaborations outside academia to really tackle the territory’s social challenges.

Mary Rose Gunn

The Pioneers Post interview: Mary Rose Gunn

The CEO of The Fore tells Pioneers Post’s Tim West that foundations and social investors must put judgement above process if they really want to help rather than hinder the development of our best social enterprise pioneers.

Short n Sweet

Short n Sweet: 3 October 2019

Bite-sized stories this week include news from the planned Scottish Social Stock Exchange, appointments at Bamboo Capital Partners and others –  and the rise of 'Dad dancing'.