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    Big Society Capital must reconsider plans not to focus solely on social enterprises or provide core funding for a Black-led social investment fund, say Social Enterprise UK's CEO Peter Holbrook and chair Lord Victor Adebowale.

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    BRAC International Microfinance – which provides financial services to ‘bottom-of-the-pyramid’ customers, particularly women living in poverty – set to “grow significantly” and expand into three new countries over the next five years. 

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    As Big Society Capital marks its 10-year anniversary, CEO Stephen Muers reveals key changes ahead – including addressing past failings on diversity and changing a target return rate that is now “out of step” with the organisation's mission. 

  • Westminster vice-chancellor: Why my gold-standard social enterprise university won't top the league tables

    As global impact rankings are announced for higher education institutions, incentives for universities to focus on people and planet are increasing, despite the challenges of standard university league tables.

  • Opinion: Fearless, agile, driven – why entrepreneurs' skills are invaluable in Ukraine

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The Editors' Post: In a coffee shop in Cartagena...

Reporting from Colombia, Pioneers Post's Anna Patton discovers an immense desire to connect after the enforced isolation of the pandemic among the 300 'impact minds' at the first ever Latimpacto event. Plus: this week's top stories.