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 have solutions to some of the big questions in society: unemployment, bad health, environment, loneliness. They can all be tackled by social enterprises based in the community," says Simon Donovan, CEO of MHDT.
Is enough of the right kind of social investment available to social ventures at the smaller end of the market? We meet Resilient Scotland, a social investment finance intermediary, which is doing its bit to plug the gap.
In a speech to attendees at the NatWest SE100 Leadership event, social entrepreneur Niall McShannon spoke about the challenges of running a social enterprise and issued a warning about the sector's capabilities.