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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Ethiopia's economy is skyrocketing, its reformist prime minister is admired worldwide and its social enterprise scene is buzzing – making Addis Ababa the perfect venue for this year's Social Enterprise World Forum, happening this month.
Has the UK lost its leadership position on impact investing? Does it actually matter? If the new Impact Investing Institute is to retake the lead for the UK, it will first need to establish the direction it wants to lead in, points out our columnist.
Four celebrities appear in films to tell Co-op customers the benefits of 'buying social' during this year's SEUK-led Buy Social for a Better World campaign. Click through to find out how to get your social enterprise involved.
South Africa venture 94 Colours offers a safe space for inner city youth to take to the stage, pushing the boundaries in creative expression while finding innovative ways to sustain itself as a social enterprise.
PLUS: New $40m fund to bridge short-term financing gaps, Social and Sustainable Capital makes first investment from its housing fund, tech startup OpenSC raises $4m, CIC secures £250k through social investment tax relief, and more.