• Hidden power: How corporate foundations can create better capitalism

    Europe's first C Summit: As CEOs of some of the world's biggest businesses embrace priorities beyond shareholder returns, corporate foundations are in a unique position to influence positive change.

  • Marketing mishaps made by social entrepreneurs – and how to avoid them (part 1)

    Even the greatest products rarely sell themselves – so we asked marketers at top social enterprises Hey Girls, Mamoq and Hubbub to share their biggest lessons and top tips. Read part I of our two-part guide.

  • The investee who changed me: “AFRIpads made me realise you have to focus”

    The Belgian impact investor Piet Colruyt on a Uganda-based enterprise that resisted pressure to tick every box at once – convincing him that 80% can be good enough.

  • Ladies who lunch: “If you don't say it, it won't happen”

    Maeve Monaghan, CEO of Northern Ireland's NOW Group and WISE100 nominee, on embracing a commercial mindset, finding mentors – and being good at making money from the age of 10.

  • Hype vs reality: What India taught me about investing for impact

    The microfinance success story isn’t as clear-cut as it seems – but there’s plenty we can learn from it when it comes to investing in other sectors. FSG’s Harvey Koh sets out a pragmatic approach.

Short n Sweet

Short ’n’ Sweet: 12 September 2019

Bite-sized stories selected from your social enterprise and impact investing news releases. This week: new declarations of a climate emergency, Big Issue goes contactless, Social Investment Scotland reveals annual figures, and more.