News and Views

  • Baroness Barran: I’m rooting for social enterprises

    The Westminster government's minister for civil society says she draws energy from learning new things, but is her brief simply too wide for social enterprises to get the ministerial attention they crave?

  • Ebay creates ‘multi-million pound’ social enterprise shopfront 

    Online marketplace giant says eBay for Change programme will help it support post-pandemic recovery by getting community businesses in front of its 29 million UK shoppers.

  • Ex-minister Hurd lambasts UK government for failing to ‘get it’ on impact economy

    Frustrated former minister who helped birth UK’s social investment policy warns powerful department for business is now falling behind on major global shift towards purpose-led business and ESG.

  • Institutional investors and recycled returns play growing role in €6bn impact funds

    New EVPA research on investors for impact in Europe also finds that over a third are involved in hybrid financial mechanisms, with a growing number providing non-financial support.

  • Latimpacto launches first study into venture philanthropy in Latin America

    New case study-based research on “investing for impact” in Latin America and the Caribbean aims to spark more innovative investments with a greater capacity for risk in the region.

  • Ex-Clarity employee aims to fight 'injustice' of 1.1m disabled people who can’t find work 

    Former marketing manager made redundant from high profile social enterprise Clarity & Co. says her startup can show cleaning companies how to do it better.