News and Views

  • Refugee athletes make history at IAAF World Championships

    After their landmark appearance at the World Championships in London, the Athlete Refugee Team are bringing different stories to the sport - and helping to change attitudes towards displaced people around the world.

  • Arts organisations see £2.4m social investment from Nesta

    Eight arts organisations have taken loans from the Arts Impact Fund. So who's getting how much at what rate and over how long? And more importantly, what sort of social impact will we see being created?

  • Insurance giant offers customers chance at impact investing

    Global corporate insurance giant QBE is offering customers the opportunity to have a percentage of their premiums be used for impact investing in the face of falling profits. Lee Mannion investigates.

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NatWest SE100 Social Business Awards seeks entries

The annual shindig looking to shine a spotlight on the champions of social enterprise is open for business. The awards seek to raise awareness of the most impactful, the most resilient and the most trailblazing of social businesses.

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Global Focus: New Zealand

Support for social enterprise is growing fast in the host country for this year’s Social Enterprise World Forum. Islay Rackham of Kilmarnock Enterprises and Helene Malandain of the Åkina Foundation are our guides.

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A greater Scope for social impact

Earlier this year, leading disability charity Scope announced a radical new strategy which would require enormous change. Here, chief executive Mark Atkinson explains how they’re going to transform into a social change organisation.