Anna Patton is associate editor and training lead at Pioneers Post, following five years as managing editor.
She previously worked for 10 years 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 ran 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 as well as with the youth charity Exposure in north London.
Anna is a Fellow of the On Purpose social enterprise programme, and an accredited trainer of solutions journalism.
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From the Gathering for Social Investment, we hear calls for fresh approaches, an emphasis on redressing power imbalances – and a reminder to celebrate the wins, too. This week's view from the Pioneers Post newsroom.
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We report from the Latimpacto conference in Rio de Janeiro – where impact investors and venture philanthropists are urged to make up for lost time on inequality. Plus: how to get corporates on board with impact initiatives.
Convincing a corporation to commit to real change or support an impact initiative can make a huge difference – but it’s not always easy. Top tips from Yunus Social Business, B Lab Europe and more, shared at this week's Latimpacto conference.
Brazilian historians call on impact investors to help prevent the “erasing” of history – and on corporates to lead the way towards racial equity. We report from day one of the Latimpacto annual conference in Rio de Janeiro.
Legal action accusing a US venture capital fund of racial discrimination, because it invests in Black women business owners, prompts anger – and raises questions about the future of race-based policies.