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  • 15 “absolutely brilliant” UK social enterprises awarded bursaries for SEWF in Ethiopia

    The British Council and Social Enterprise UK are supporting people from 15 UK social enterprises to attend next week's Social Enterprise World Forum in Addis Ababa, helping increase the diversity of attendees.

  • Turkey’s social enterprises have “exciting potential”

    The latest research into social enterprise in Turkey finds a small but rapidly growing sector, working in areas such as improving education and supporting refugees. Yet more recognition is needed for social enterprises to truly fulfil their potential.

  • ‘No B Corp, no bonus’ - Body Shop to staff

    The skincare and beauty company became the first British multinational to certify as B Corp last month – putting staff bonuses on the line to meet targets, its CSR boss reveals.

  • What does the Queen’s speech mean for social entrepreneurs?

    The news from Westminster has long been frustrating for those running social businesses – but there may be opportunities too. UnLtd's senior policy officer decodes the latest developments and explores what they mean for social entrepreneurs.

  • Hong Kong: Unis must do less theory and more practice to create social change

    There is no shortage of social innovation programmes in Hong Kong’s universities, but new research shows that scholars need to engage in more practical activity and collaborations outside academia to really tackle the territory’s social challenges.

Short n Sweet

Short n Sweet: 17 October 2019

Bite-sized stories this week include record interest in B Corp certification, a big commitment to buy social, latest research on giving to charity, and new hires at Social Investment Scotland.