News and Views

  • The beating heart of enterprise: creative and social hubs

    Creative and social hubs are lifelines for entrepreneurs, but managing a hub can be a tough, lonely job. Efforts to connect and support them are warmly welcomed, as the recent SOCreative Hubs Gathering in South Africa showed.

  • This time it's serious: Why comedy for social change needs investment

    Comedy can engage people on social justice issues where facts fall short – as influential funders and corporates are starting to realise.  

  • Meghan and Harry charm social entrepreneurs on Morocco visit

    The Duke and Duchess of Sussex were particularly interested in the work of environmentally-focused enterprises during a recent trip to Rabat.

  • Skoll World Forum audience urged to face uncomfortable truths

    The 16th Skoll World Forum, on the theme of ‘accelerating possibility’, opened with a call to address the inherent inequalities in philanthropy and social investment.

  • New Hatch accelerator to jump-start growth of 15 social enterprises

    The average social business grows much, much slower than its commercial counterpart. The new Hatch Impact Accelerator – launching soon in London – wants to change that. 

  • Global impact investing market soars above $500bn

    Still a child but growing fast: landmark study estimates global impact investing market to be $502bn – based on data from 1,300 impact investors from around the world.

  • Moving ethical investment to the mainstream

    Despite good intentions, it's still not that easy for ordinary people to invest ethically. What needs to happen next? Ethex CEO Lisa Ashford calls for four changes.