News and Views

  • Keir Starmer: ‘Social enterprise is business at its best’

    PM hopeful Keir Starmer says we can “learn a lot” from the success of social enterprises – and promises next Labour government “will work in partnership” with the movement.

  • Auticon named UK social enterprise of the year

    IT business that champions neurodiversity among 15 winners at UK Social Enterprise Awards celebration in London – with actor Michael Sheen describing himself as the movement’s “number one fan”.

  • Impact investing in 2023: doom and gloom or silver linings?

    Covid, war, economic downturn: impact investors are feeling the pinch this year. But will they retreat and focus on keeping existing portfolio companies alive and kicking, or can we feel optimistic about further growth?

  • For social entrepreneurs, war is also an opportunity to step up – SILab Ukraine co-founder

    A defiant Anna Gulevska-Chernysh tells of new business ideas, a growing fund – and a demo day during a blackout. Plus, investors with experience in other fragile states share hard-learned lessons.

  • Impact Investing Newsflow: November 2022 edition

    The global impact deals, reports and initiatives you need to know this month – all in one place: welcome to Pioneers Post's Impact Investing Newsflow. 

  • Investor in Focus: PayPal

    INTERVIEW: Most corporations getting into impact investing set up a special entity to do so. PayPal is doing it straight from its treasury. Joanne Gan tells us how it works, what they’ve learned – and why other firms could make a “bold commitment” too.