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.
For more than 20 years, Hugo Spowers has been developing zero-emission cars. It’s not only about innovative technology: his vision includes circular business models and an unusual company structure. But is Riversimple – at last – ready to hit the road?
Social enterprises and others can apply for grants of up to £9m as part of the government's new Youth Investment Fund, delivered by Social Investment Business, and set to fund 300 existing or new youth facilities.
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Social and environmental benefits are entirely interconnected; it's time for the impact community to properly put this into practice. Plus, we explore the recent challenges facing purposeful property enterprise Dot Dot Dot.
The Just Transition Finance Challenge, described as 'key' to a fair and inclusive transition economy, was launched at the Finance for Impact summit this week, alongside new recommendations to scale impact investing across the financial sector.
The UK social enterprise is facing allegations of unethical behaviour after increasing fees for property guardians. We explore what happened when tensions stretched between market constraints and stakeholders’ expectations.
Social investors are starting to look beyond ‘fancy-pants bankers’, and welcoming more people with first-hand experience at charities or social enterprises on to their investment committees. It sounds simple, but for some organisations it’s a big shift.