Research by Impact Shakers suggests the number of European startup accelerators that are focused on impact has doubled in just a few years. While they're diverse in geography and focus, three common themes have emerged.
Scaling up a social business isn't just about size: it's also about how it's done. Three experts with on-the-ground experience in Africa share four principles for creating lasting impact at scale, while staying true to feminist values.
The tools and insight you need to do good business, better. Get expert advice, practical insight and frontline examples on key business management topics from our network of social business practitioners and advisors.
By experimenting with AI tools – in an ethical and human-centred way – social entrepreneurs have an opportunity to expand both their business and their impact. The MovingWorlds CEO shares four routes to explore.
Ready to network, learn and get inspired? Don't book your diary without the Pioneers Post roundup of social impact events coming soon – for social entrepreneurs, impact investors and all those working within the global impact economy.
Calum MacDonald of SE100 award-winning Point and Sandwick Trust joins the podcast to share what makes a 'Social Business Champion' – and Carol Somerville and Joanne Ferguson of Bethesda Hospice explain how they benefit, too.
“A stitch in time saves nine” is the ethos of a social enterprise that teaches life-saving skills in rural areas. It's also leading the way on mental health support – and has created Pakistan's first female-led ambulance. What are the secrets of its success?
Convincing a corporation to commit to real change or support an impact initiative can make a huge difference – but it’s not always easy. Top tips from Yunus Social Business, B Lab Europe and more, shared at this week's Latimpacto conference.
PART 10: As a social entrepreneur, you need to be a bit of a maniac to think your unreasonable ideas will succeed. Just as vital, though, is an “inner minder”, who can tend to the boring but vital stuff – and tell the maniac to slow down sometimes.
Katie Buckingham started Altruist Enterprises aged just 19 following her own experience of mental ill health. She tells Tim West why she’s an optimist – and why outside support was crucial in taking her business to the next level.
PART 9: Leadership can be deeply fulfilling – but if the buck stops with you, you’re on your own. The key is knowing that bouts of intense isolation and loneliness don’t make you a bad leader. And if you expect it, you can find ways to deal with it.
Fairphone sold over 100,000 phones last year in 16 countries. But can the disruptor brand keep up with the industry giants? CFO Noud Tillemans tells us why brand awareness is now crucial – and how recent impact investment will play a part.
PART 8: How do you handle a workplace drenched in sexism? Liam Black – who is himself still “unlearning the misogyny” that shaped his formative years – shares strategies taken by some of his female mentees. Plus: why men need to step up.
Good jobs change lives. But creating those opportunities and investing in people can be resource-heavy, especially for small social enterprises. Insider tips on how to put job creation at the heart of your mission.