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INTERVIEW: UK foundation Nesta wants to bring social innovation to health, education and the economy. CEO Ravi Gurumurthy on 10-year plans, scaling without losing impact, and why no idea is ‘too laughable or too boring’.
The outgoing CEO of B Lab Global on changing the rules of capitalism, the role of business in defending democracy – and why there’s “magic” in being able to hold the tension between social enterprises and multinationals with a common purpose.
Social enterprise Elvis & Kresse has broken down barriers and changed perceptions within the field of fashion. We speak to co-founder Kresse Wesling about the business’s journey from an idea formed in landfill sites to today's success.
A new London social enterprise cafe launched by CEO of NEMI Teas and SE100 winner Pranav Chopra employs and trains refugees. We share a coffee with its team as they find their feet in the opening weeks.
INTERVIEW: Matthijs Visch, EMEA boss at sustainable business pioneer Patagonia, on being an “activist company”, the decision to quit Facebook – and why supply chain headaches still catch them out sometimes.
Danone UK and Ireland is one of the biggest B Corps in the region, but it also partners with – and learns from – smaller, innovative businesses in the B Corp community. Danone's Rebecca Lovelady reflects on the power of partnerships to drive change.
The very survival of some communities depends on their ability to adapt to the effects of climate change. Meanwhile, the cost of financing adaptation is soaring, while private sources fund just a tiny portion of this. Enter impact investing.
Pre-investment support is critical to make a deal successful. But what should it look like, and who pays for it? Sumerian Foundation's Chris West shares lessons from his 20 years of supporting social enterprises – plus one lesson from a 1980s pop phenomenon...
The UK government seems to think – at least for now – that its leader can skip this year's COP27. The casual arrogance is breathtaking, says Nathan Goode – and climate change won't wait for Sunak to re-engage.
INTERVIEW: How can impact investors give a meaningful role to people with lived experience in their decision-making? In the UK, the Venture Studio from Crisis is doing just that. We talk to CEO Matt Downie.
Impact law isn't just about working for charities or social enterprises; nor is it confined to the USA or UK. Insights from a panel of experts on common misconceptions – plus the opportunities – in this fast-growing field.
The NatWest SE100 Social Business Champion is "all about social value", donating £1.7m to charity last year. Clear Voice CEO Sadie Visick tells us what's behind the company's success – and why rapid growth brings new challenges.