Anna joined the team in 2018 as Managing Editor at Pioneers Post and Fable Bureau, bringing over 10 years' experience as a freelance journalist, writer/editor and communications specialist.
With a focus on international development and social enterprise, Anna has also worked in-house at international organisations including Euclid Network, Voluntary Service Overseas (VSO) and British Council, as well as for a Brussels-based communications agency. She oversaw the communications of the Belgian government's aid work in Tanzania for a year, and has led community/youth media projects in Uganda and Kenya and more recently through the youth charity Exposure in north London. Anna is a Fellow of the On Purpose social enterprise programme.
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.
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.
Social entrepreneurs are optimistic about the future, but – despite plans for a new national strategy and funding – they remain frustrated by the lack of structural political support, as the latest German Social Entrepreneurship Monitor reveals.
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.
Latimpacto delegates urged to embrace risks to tackle urgent challenges in Latin America, following two days of getting stuck in with community initiatives at an event that aimed to be more “disruptive party” than traditional conference.
Data-savvy entrepreneurs connect better with their customers and run healthier businesses. But social startups often lack technical knowhow. The Miller Center for Social Entrepreneurship wants to change that – but it faces a learning curve, too.
Different tribes of the impact economy are converging as the ESG movement hots up and impact-focused leaders open arms to their fellow problem-solvers. We report from a recent Social Value International event.
The UK’s landmark Social Value Act has “infinite potential” to influence change, says Chris White, the former MP who authored the Act ten years ago, as a new coalition is formed to push forward progress by 2032.