Through these platforms and initiatives, he works with corporates, social entrepreneurs, private businesses, civil society organisations and government bodies to promote the fusion of brilliant business and social values, helping to build great brands, compelling stories and sustainable business around social impact and social responsibility.
He studied on the business growth programme (BGP) at Cranfield School of Management, studied business at Warwick Business School and was an undergraduate at Oxford University, where he gained a degree in music – followed by a short stint as a professional opera singer. Tim trained as a newspaper journalist, and held a series of senior editorial posts, before specialsing in public and social policy, business and social responsibility.
Innovative companies and their corporate social investors are demonstrating a new, collective approach to impact – one that might just drive a shift in how big firms use their wealth, expertise and influence to “do good”.
Do banks and foundations in the same family have to fund the same impact? At a session exploring ‘fruitful collaborations’ at the EVPA conference, it was striking how different such relationships could be – and also their ability to work towards joint aims.
Greater use of tiered funding, innovation challenges and outcomes finance will help organisations across the impact space “blaze new paths to shape our world for the better”, EVPA Conference delegates told.
Where are the angels? Equity and ‘equity-like’ investment is a key growth tool for many social ventures but the impact investing community has failed to build trust, demand or the right products, new research suggests.
The CEO of The Fore tells Pioneers Post’s Tim West that foundations and social investors must put judgement above process if they really want to help rather than hinder the development of our best social enterprise pioneers.