Julie is global editor at Pioneers Post and a freelance writer and editor.
Julie trained as a magazine journalist at Cardiff University, following a degree in social and cultural studies from Nottingham University. She works on projects which do good – recently she's edited magazines for young people in foster care and created a regular online publication to support charity leaders. Her clients include not only social enterprises and charities but also private companies and government departments whose work is embedded in positive social values.
She lives in a small off-grid house on a hillside in Catalunya and is mostly solar-powered.
Asia has huge scope for innovation and scale – not to mention wealth – but is often ignored on the global stage, says AVPN’s Naina Subberwal Batra, who urges social investors to grasp the “amazing opportunity” for action.
Inclusion and equality are key to G20 priorities of health, digital transformation and sustainable energy – with a vital role for blended finance, say speakers at G20 Impact Day, ahead of AVPN conference in Bali this week.
It's time to stop the vague guesses, overblown claims and sugar-coated case studies when we talk about social enterprise. This week's landmark global report gives us a great starting point. Plus, this week's top stories.
Spain's impact investment market is consolidating according to new research launched at SpainNAB's third annual event, with strong growth from private sector investors but calls for more public sector involvement.
Millions of craftspeople and artists work in the informal economy. Now is the time to explore how to support them better, believe campaigners, so more people can enjoy good, secure jobs while they bring vibrancy and stability to their communities.
There is growing wealth in Asia which could tackle head-on the world’s deepest problems. As the G20 comes to Indonesia then India, Asian leaders are seizing the moment to highlight their ideas for how to boost investments for positive change.