Issue 7 of our magazine is out now. Read our exclusive interview with minister for civil society Rob Wilson, then find out how other social enterprise leaders feel about government's relationship with the sector. Plus: NatWest Social Business Award winners profiled.
We're heading down under to find out about a state-wide social enterprise strategy and one country's first social impact bond. Then we're heading home for a new way for schools to fund the things they need to better educate pupils.
In a UK-first, a social impact bond is being used to launch a scheme for young people with special needs to learn to use public transport on their own. The aim is to save councils money as well as improving young people's independence.
There is a lot of heavy stuff going on in the world. Rather than finding ourselves held back by a paralysis of complexity and negativity, 2017 is a year to lean into new areas of opportunity. Embrace the power of ‘heliotropy’, says Charmian Love.