News and Views

  • Can social enterprise fix Pakistan’s waste problem?

    Rubbish piles up at the side of streets and clogs drains in Pakistan’s big cities. The government isn’t doing much about it, but is the scale of the problem too big for social enterprise to tackle? Our Young Storymaker Asad Pabani expores.

  • The risk of leaving farmer vulnerability undetected: How remote surveys can measure changes in poverty

    Poor farmers face fluctuating income year-round, but remote data-gathering tools don't usually pick up these seasonal changes. Lean Data specialist 60 Decibels may have a solution.

  • Ladies who Lunch: "I'm trying to surrender a little bit to it all"

    Nat Mady is on a mission to see more Londoners embracing nature. The 2019 WISE100 finalist on why she’s not rushing to transform her business model due to Covid-19 – and why even life under lockdown has some positives.

  • Westminster heeds calls for help by digging into dormant accounts

    Government lauds social enterprise for its ‘vital role’ in national coronavirus effort, announcing  £30m for flexible finance in both crisis and recovery phases via Access Foundation.

  • Beyond metrics: How impact investing – in all its forms – could help fight the coronavirus crisis

    A clearer understanding of the different types of financing labelled 'impact investing' can help us pick apart the factors shaping their actual impact, writes researcher Philipp Golka – and figure out the role each can play during Covid-19.

  • Covid-19: A chance to put social impact on the corporate agenda once and for all?

    Impact-driven initiatives easily fall off the list of corporate priorities. But corporate foundations and other corporate social investors are uniquely placed to use their influence – here are four ways they can take a lead.