News and Views

  • From World Cup to world crisis, the South African venture that sides with local youth

    South Africa’s SoulArt Foundation has created a community art centre and a safe space for youth in the heart of Soweto, by tapping into the power of waste and art. Now, the coronavirus has prompted a new project.

  • When we 'build back better', should we be angry?

    Pushing for an economy that works for all is a cause we can all get behind. But is it time for the social enterprise movement to move on from trying to influence from the inside, and start fighting harder from the outside?

  • Crisis, what crisis? Asia impact investors sound upbeat note ahead of major regional gathering

    The region's investors predict “a possible shift from profit supremacy” and say they are “taking this opportunity as a wake-up call”, in advance of AVPN's major online event next week.

  • Life in lockdown: Nine video postcards from social enterprise champions

    In a series of personal video postcards, this year’s NatWest SE100 Social Business Award winners reveal how they have been coping through lockdown.

  • Nine ways to react to a global pandemic if you run a small social enterprise

    Are the smallest social enterprises most vulnerable during the coronavirus crisis? We contacted social entrepreneurs all over the world to explore whether they are coping with the pressure to serve their communities and stay afloat.

  • Impact Finance Bulletin: GIIN launches R3 Coalition, L’Oréal creates ‘unprecedented’ solidarity fund

    PLUS: Covid-19 updates you may have missed; ANDE invests $1.2m in women-led businesses; Africa’s Novastar Ventures raises $108m; Acumen backs Peruvian edtech platform, and more.