What does it take to run a top-performing social business? The seven winners of the 2021 NatWest SE100 awards spill the beans in a series of video postcards filmed especially for Pioneers Post readers.
From inspired educators to revolutionary advertisers, from football clubs to community cafés, from 'positive pants' to food that fights loneliness – the NatWest SE100 top 100 again celebrates UK social enterprises in all their wonderful diversity.
PLUS: ABN AMRO’s sustainable impact fund; UK’s £30m social investment pilot for housing; investor coalition supports ‘just transition’; NESsT gets grant to support impact enterprises in the Amazon region, and more.
How do you fight India’s deadly wave of Covid-19 cases – and the widespread poverty expected in its wake? By doubling down on decentralised energy, says Harish Hande – speaking to Pioneers Post from a Bangalore ‘war room’.
PLUS: Pioneering revenue-based fund launches in Scotland; Back Market raises $335m in “bullish” circular economy market; AU$8m boost for Queensland social enterprises; Dutch trio backs “truly disruptive” AI firm Envision – and more.
Confederation of British Industry – which represents nearly 200,000 UK firms – says businesses should ‘bottle the Covid-19 spirit of cooperation’ and ‘lock in’ employee wellbeing as part of wide-ranging vision to transform economy.