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The strategic alignment between a corporate social investor and its related company can mean greater social impact. But a close relationship can also jeopardise the ‘impact integrity’ of corporate social investors, as new research by EVPA shows.
STREETS OF AMSTERDAM: A mum-to-be spotted a gap in the market for sustainably produced, gender-neutral kidswear. Now, through renting and repurposing, she’s helping to make a notoriously wasteful industry a little gentler on the planet.
Small impact ventures can make a big difference in their local communities. But sometimes they need a helping hand – that’s where Amsterdam Impact is stepping in, as part of a multi-year plan to grow the impact economy.
Bewildered by buzzwords? Drowning in jargon? Webreak down the terminology and get back to basics with impact economy concepts. Here, Buzzacott's Alex Judd provides your Impact 101 on social enterprise acquisitions.
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Your workforce can make or break your effectiveness as a social impact organisation. So how do you build your very own A-team? Expert tips for smart hiring strategies – and some common pitfalls to avoid.
STREETS OF AMSTERDAM: Yoni is bringing its biodegradable, organic-cotton products to supermarkets across Europe. But perhaps its biggest challenge is busting taboos around menstruation – especially when some say they don't exist.
Considering a new career path? The purpose-driven field is thriving, says recruitment consultant Sheena Pentin, and a commercial background is valued in many roles. Expert advice on making the leap – or just dipping a toe in.
Impact investing cannot meet its potential while it fails to speak with one voice, says GSG. So now it's launching the world’s first Impact Narrative Awards to celebrate exceptional storytelling in the impact space.
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.
The extreme pressure of running a social venture can hit hard: a quarter of business leaders surveyed recently said they'd had to take time off as a result. But what are the triggers – and how can social entrepreneurs avoid pushing themselves too far?
In his latest Nicholls & Dimes column, Jeremy Nicholls applies Monty Python’s analysis of the Roman Empire to current challenges of reporting performance on ESG and corporate impact – and concludes that charities already have the answer.
Amsterdam Impact wants to make impact entrepreneurship the default way to do business – which means getting investors on board. Find out how the city is betting on collaboration over competition to spark more deals.
Social business Catch22 – itself the product of a merger between two organisations – has announced a string of tie-ups in recent years, including at least one that didn't quite go to plan. CEO Chris Wright shares what he’s learned from the experience.