The big reveal: from a community-owned fish and chip shop to a £3m investment to support victims of domestic abuse – find out which social enterprises have made the final of the 2020 NatWest SE100 Social Business Awards
Research from The Young Foundation – seen as a first step in the “learning journey” – recommends setting up a group to explore low-cost tools and to test new ways of hearing from the people social investors aim to serve.
Bite-sized news from the impact economy: Australia’s social investment market reviewed, Social Enterprise Academy arrives in Egypt, UnLtd backs 12 new ventures. Plus, Nick Hurd joins Access foundation, and opportunities for social entrepreneurs.
Bite-sized stories this week from the impact economy around the world: ups and downs in Europe's social enterprise movement, Omidyar's latest spinout, Malaysian businesses get new accrediation, new appointments and a sad departure.
The CEO of Big Society Capital, Cliff Prior, is to move on from the UK’s impact investment giant after four years at the helm. Prior will be taking up an international remit to lead the Global Steering Group for Impact Investment.
PLUS: Sustainability ratings provider EcoVadis secures €200m investment, new fund to back SMEs addressing malnutrition in Africa, European Social Catalyst Fund launches, Brexit donor sets up £100m charitable foundation, and more.