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.
Eden Project co-founder Tim Smit tackled the pros and cons of social enterprise as he joined Snowball CEO Daniela Barone Soares and ecological economist Professor Tim Jackson in a debate about the alternatives to capitalism.
Conservative MP and civil society review author Danny Kruger highlights new funds that social enterprises should watch, adding that Treasury ministers are “very supportive” of social enterprise – but also “very distracted” right now.
GSEN, a network for organisations that support early stage social entrepreneurs around the world, admits it can no longer meet the needs of its members. But its leader bows out with a positive message.
Global social enterprise movement plans to deliver statement to 2021 UN Climate Change Conference emphasising its solutions to climate change, following discussions at Social Enterprise World Forum Policy Forum this week.
Islands in the Caribbean and Pacific face the devastation of their communities from climate change. Social and green entrepreneurs have potential solutions, but lack the right finance to realise their dreams.
New research collates evidence from seven countries and territories in South East Asia. It reveals that a diverse range of social enterprises are trading across all sectors of economy and that women and young people are taking the lead.