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Miss Macaroon sets sights on national domination

The UK's leading social investment conference has announced that it is upping sticks this year, moving out of the capital to Birmingham. Ellie Ward catches up with one of the city's social entrepreneurs – Miss Macaroon herself, Rosie Ginday.

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Global social innovation round-up #37

To what extent are councils in the UK considering social value? Research from Social Enterprise UK reveals all. Elsewhere, a new survey analyses the social enterprise sector in the Netherlands and The Big Issue in Australia celebrates a big birthday.

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Social entrepreneurs all at sea

Over the bank holiday weekend the inaugural Social Enterprise Boatcamp took more than 400 social entrepreneurs, students and development practitioners from Rome to Barcelona to talk business. Pioneers Post was on board to report.

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Global social innovation round-up #36

The mighty Gates Foundation commits $80m to close the gender data gap, Scottish social entrepreneurs are given a start-up boost and the role of Islamic Social Finance in dealing with critical social issues is highlighted in Istanbul.

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Global social innovation round-up #35

Acumen launches in the US, the southwest of England proves to be a hotspot for Social Investment Tax Relief and actress Eva Longoria becomes an impact investment ambassador.