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.
C SUMMIT: Although many corporate foundations are still enjoying stable income streams and, for some, even more interest from their donor corporations, they must be sure to prepare for the inevitable impact of Covid-19.
C SUMMIT: As EVPA releases a new guide on Collective Corporate Impact Strategies, the director of Danone Communities, a venture capital fund for social businesses, explains how “business for good is core to Danone’s DNA”.
Throwing money at a problem won't work – instead you need to invest in young people who are solving their own communities’ challenges, said disco-funk guitarist Nile Rodgers in the final session of the Social Enterprise World Forum.
Post-pandemic economies should shift focus from economic growth to citizens' wellbeing – and social enterprises have a key role to play, policymakers from Scotland and Amsterdam said at the Social Enterprise World Forum 2020.
Covid-19 exposed a philanthropic sector that wasn't fully prepared for the challenges of the pandemic. But "unprecedented" global collaboration since March will boost philanthropy's fitness for the future.