Laura joined Pioneers Post as a multimedia journalist in November 2020. She previously worked as a freelancer at the BBC World Service and was an intern with Bloomberg News.
Laura graduated in Multimedia Journalism from the University of Salford with first class honours in July 2020. Before going into journalism, she had a 14-year career as a professional ballet dancer. Born and raised in France, she worked in Germany for four years before moving to the UK to join Scottish Ballet in 2010. She now lives in the north west of England.
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Low-key government announcement of latest £350m dormant assets funding allocation falls short of what social investment leaders had been campaigning for, as money will be evenly split between four ‘good causes’.
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The global impact deals, reports and initiatives you need to know about this month – all in one place. Featuring Oceanium, Astanor Ventures, Fair4All Finance, Big Society Capital, Temasek Trust, and many more.
The age of the unicorn – startups valued at US$1bn or more – is over, some say. Enter the zebra: businesses that pursue purpose and profit, and that show resilience in times of crisis. But to flourish, they'll need a big mindset shift among VCs.
The UK's social investment market appears resilient, but a closer look at the data reveals that the economic crisis is biting hard. Plus, how a Pakistani social enterprise saves lives; and a new institute for philanthropy launches – with a lot of cash.