News and Views

  • Ignoring the ‘missing middle’ is a missed opportunity

    Established social enterprises are increasingly frustrated with the lack of access to growth capital. UnLtd’s director of ventures calls for more new products and a major rethink for philanthropy.

  • Flying the flag: Europe's social enterprise hotspots

    The UK may be leaving the EU, but there are plenty of other countries keen to see social entrepreneurship thrive. We drop in on just a few of the region's hotspots.

  • Brits trust social enterprises more than private companies, survey reveals

    In a boost to advocates of greater role for social enterprise in public service delivery, new research demonstrates British citizens would favour them over private companies.

  • Impact Finance Bulletin: Public pressure leads to new Climate Endowment

    PLUS: Acumen spinout 60 Decibels raises $1.7m, G20 leaders back more innovative financing to fund SDGs, Encourage Capital raises US$40m to bring clean energy financing solutions to Indian entrepreneurs, and more.

  • Helping communities take on the housing crisis

    A pioneering repayable finance offer aimed at supporting community-led housing schemes is now in its tenth year. As the movement continues to grow, CAF Venturesome's Anne-Helene Sinha reflects on how investors can best support them.

  • Scotland’s social enterprises offered free help to export to African markets

    Export support for SMEs are rarely designed specifically for social businesses. A pioneering programme funded by the Scottish Government is helping selected enterprises to expand into five African countries.