UK impact investors meet to explore how to ease pressure on social entrepreneurs and their communities as the COVID-19 situation unfolds. The move follows the UK Government’s Budget announcements described by one foundation as “lots on surviving, little on thriving”.
The Body Shop recently announced it would start using ‘open hiring’ – but it’s not the only company recruiting in a more inclusive way. Inspiration from social businesses in the US, New Zealand and the UK.
PLUS: BNP Paribas and European Investment Fund create €10m impact bond fund, SIS Ventures' second fundraise, US foundations back affordable food business Everytable, Dutch firm Tony’s Chocolonely secures new investment, and more.
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