Lee is a Content Editor at Pioneers Post. He’s worked for all kinds of magazines, newspapers and websites and has written on many diverse subjects – everything from jealous knife wielding neighbours to micro finance institutions and cycling etiquette. Having grown tired of depressing and negative news, he sought out stories that were positive and inspiring, eventually arriving at Pioneers Post.
We're heading down under to find out about a state-wide social enterprise strategy and one country's first social impact bond. Then we're heading home for a new way for schools to fund the things they need to better educate pupils.
A poll commissioned by Big Society Capital finds that a significant number of pension holders are keen that their money is invested socially. It comes on the back of government recommendations to incentivise 'social pensions'.
In an illuminating interview with Pioneers Post Quarterly, the UK's minister for civil society was zealous about social investment and social enterprises delivering public services. The Inclusive Economy Unit remains mysterious for now though.
Issue 7 of our magazine is out now. Read our exclusive interview with minister for civil society Rob Wilson, then find out how other social enterprise leaders feel about government's relationship with the sector. Plus: NatWest Social Business Award winners profiled.
The minister for civil society announces a review, just two years after the last one. Former communities secretary Hazel Blears and Chris Catterall of Public Services Lab offer their suggestions at Social Value Summit.