Isabelle, who joined Pioneers Post as assistant editor last year, is a journalist specialising in social enterprise and charity issues and international development. She previously worked at the UN bureau of the Inter Press Service as a reporter and assistant editor. She tweets about social innovation from @Izidegrave.
Early stage social businesses are being challenged to apply for vital investment capital and business mentoring support that will potentially propel their ventures to the next level. Isabelle De Grave looks at the Big Issue Invest's new programme.
If there's a philanthropic idea that interests him it will have a practical model behind it Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales tells Isabelle de Grave, as he steps into a new role as the co-chair of 'ethical' mobile network The People's Operator.