AstraZeneca and Siemens among corporations that bought a quarter of a million pounds-worth of goods and services from social enterprises as part of the £1bn Buy Social Corporate Challenge launched in 2016.
Mini-budget focused on tax cuts signals a sharp turn right from policies championed by the Johnson government, with social economy experts criticising today's package as “too small for Britain” and “a gamble”.
Government this week reveals detail of its energy support scheme for businesses and charities, but uncertainty remains as to what will happen in six months’ time as cost of living crisis continues to bite.
E3M was created in 2012 to support UK social enterprises that deliver public services. A decade on, commissioning has improved – but culture and attitudes to risk still block progressive public procurement.
Dramatic week in Westminster prompts concerns that government’s “big thinking” on levelling up may be stalled, while more immediate progress on procurement and other policies faces uncertain months ahead.
Over-ambitious return expectations? Inspiration for the rest of the world? Too London-focused? As the UK’s social investment wholesaler marks its tenth anniversary, we canvassed a range of views on its successes and failures so far.
Diversity of thought “deeply changes the world”, says the social entrepreneur and SE100 keynote speaker. But we will miss out on innovations if we don't make it our business to listen out for those with different life experiences.
£10,000 prize will support CEOs to develop their leadership skills and grow the impact of their businesses, in fields ranging from diversity in children’s books to supporting domestic abuse survivors finding new careers.
The Conservative MP – and former charity boss – is among the cheerleaders in Westminster for social enterprise and social investment. Is the rest of Boris Johnson's government ready to listen? We caught up with Danny Kruger to find out.
Impact investors have a long way to go to get impact management right. They need to get better at it, or risk meeting the same fate as ESG investing – being branded as a scam – and fail in their mission to save people and planet.