News and Views

  • Big Society Capital asks Westminster for emergency cash injection

    UK social investors have asked the government to contribute to a multimillion pound liquidity fund, while voluntary sector representatives warn charities face a £4.3bn funding shortfall over the next 12 weeks.

  • SOS! Social enterprises call on the crowd to save them from collapse

    Social enterprise bosses are turning to their supporters and customers as they make urgent appeals for cash to help tide over their businesses during the coronavirus pandemic.

  • UK chancellor yet to impress social enterprises with business support measures

    UK social entrepreneurs grapple with new government measures – while Social Enterprise UK calls for more targeted assistance, including grants to help save the most vulnerable start-ups.

  • The hip hop DJ helping lower crime and boost entrepreneurship in São Paulo’s suburbs

    Our DICE Young Storymaker reports from Brazil on a cultural centre that’s supporting local businesses, engaging vulnerable youth and helping transform what was once the world’s most dangerous neighbourhood.

  • Foundations can throw nonprofits a lifeline through Covid-19 – by using their balance sheets

    Nonprofits urgently need two- to five-year bridge financing right now – but foundations could step in by pledging some of their assets as collateral. Mark Kramer, co-founder and managing director of FSG, calls for bold leadership.

  • The ‘doctor brides’ revolutionising Pakistan’s healthcare

    Thousands of Pakistani women qualify as doctors every year, but half of them quit after marriage and children. Telemedicine social enterprise Sehat Kahani gets them back to work to offer healthcare to the poorest communities.