News and Views

  • ‘Untapped potential’: billions held in corporate purses could be unlocked for impact, says Impact Europe

    More companies should get into impact investing, urges Impact Europe, but many are still scratching their heads about where to start. A new guide offers pointers to the benefits and the how tos.

  • Hot takes: social economy leaders react to UK general election announcement

    “Fresh momentum”, “great opportunity”, “on a mission”: UK social impact organisations, including Social Enterprise UK, Better Society Capital and the Impact Investing Institute, share first reactions to announcement of 4 July general election.

  • ‘Don’t lose your ambition on society and sustainability’ – Euro elections plea from impact community leaders

    ANALYSIS: With the European Parliament elections fast approaching, Pioneers Post spoke to leaders from across Europe’s impact community about how incoming MEPs could shape the future of the impact sector, in Europe and beyond.

Amsterdam social enterprise tour at SEWF 2023

The Editor’s Post: Remembering David LePage

Our editor reflects on meeting David LePage, a true champion of social enterprise, who died in May. Plus we consider the global significance of the EU elections. This week’s view from the Pioneers Post newsroom.

 

The Impact World this Week: 6 June 2024

The most interesting news snippets from around the world. This week: why deeper investment is needed in our oceans, microcredit funds target growth of ‘socio-bioeconomy’ in Brazil, and a social enterprise radio station launches in Wales. 

The Impact World this Week: 31 May 2024

The most interesting news snippets from around the world. This week: A new fund sets out to help Asia’s underserved communities in the AI job race and
diverse social entrepreneurs face major barriers to access funding in Scotland.

 Nicolas Schmit looking at his watch

The Editor's Post: Waiting for EU

It's the EU Parliament's turn in the 2024 elections series. With the far-right on the rise, supporters of the impact economy will be waiting for the result with anguish. This week's view from the Pioneers Post newsroom.