• Pioneers Post Collections

    In this section of our website you will find various important developments, trends, events and partnerships that we’re particularly excited about, brought together in our Collections. We also curate collections of stories in collaboration with a range of social innovation partners, each with a distinctive theme. 

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    News, updates, resources and stories to help you stay informed and get you through the Covid-19 pandemic. To share your story or add to our collection of tips and resources, drop us a line at

  • NatWest WISE100: Leading Women

    The NatWest WISE100 (Women in Social Enterprise 100) is a platform connecting women in the space, enabling them to learn from and inspire each other, discover collaboration opportunities and ultimately increase their social impact. 

  • Global Perspectives on Social Enterprise

    In partnership with the British Council, we explore social enterprise across the world, take a look at the opportunities and challenges in policy and practice – and shine a light on some of the leading examples of social innovation.

  • Pioneers Post – the social enterprise magazine

    Intelligent journalism for social entrepreneurs, impact investors and mission-driven businesses around the world

The Gathering

What are the big questions facing the UK social investment sector? Find out in our special report from The Gathering 2019, where leading social investors met to debate what's working and explore collaborative solutions.

A-Z letters

The Social Entrepreneur's A-Z

'A' is for Anxiety, 'K' is for Know Yourself and 'X' is for Xtra Strong Resilience.
The Social Entrepreneur's A-Z is a brilliant book by Liam Black, with foreword by Nobel Laureate Muhammad Yunus. Subscribe to Pioneers Post and get one of the last copies as a gift! Follow this Collection for the A-Z columns and podcasts.

Nigel Kershaw

The Black Cab Interviews

Leaders from the social enterprise, impact investment and responsible business sectors take us on a black cab journey to the places that hold special significance to them, while reflecting on their past, present and vision for the future.

Letter to a Young Social Entrepreneur

Action, age and anxiety occupy the mind of veteran social enterpreneur Liam Black in this series of letters to those following in his footsteps.

Nurses in the 1950s

Reshaping Public Services

If necessity is the mother of invention, then public services will be the boiling hub of social innovation for decades to come. Pioneers Post reports on the latest innovations, trends and changes to the services that people care most about.

Reflected sunrise

Ashoka System Changers

We've put some of the world's leading social entrepreneurs in the hot seat to find out what drives them to fundamentally change and disrupt current global systems – from fishing to education and healthcare to peacekeeping.

Lost in the woods

The Accidental Social Entrepreneur

Helen Trevaskis stumbles from the world of corporate consultancy into a social entrepreneur’s life and gets to grips with a whirlwind of new ideas. Warning: content contains explicit honesty.

Critical Mass conference

Critical Mass

In October 2015 the UK’s leading conference on social enterprise, impact investment and social value brought together more than 500 delegates from over 40 countries. This collection explores the debates and discussions had over the two days.


BIG Potential: On the money

Pioneers Post and Social Investment Business have teamed up to present a collection of stories that explore how social ventures across the UK are using investment readiness grants to increase their impact and realise their BIG potential.