News and Views

  • Big Society Capital and Schroders team up for £100m impact trust launch

    The UK’s social investment wholesaler will initially focus on housing, debt and outcomes funds in a £100m raise for the publicly listed investment trust.

  • Three ideas to mend US society: Ashoka Fellows on turning division into dialogue

    Is the US social fracture beyond repair? The nation remains highly polarised after a hard-fought election, but there are ways of bringing Americans back together, say three leading social entrepreneurs.

  • ‘It damages us all when corporate foundations are too allied to the company’ - Paul Streets

    The boss of Lloyds Bank Foundation for England and Wales on intangible benefits of employee volunteering, the ‘tyranny’ of impact reporting – and why some corporate foundations are tarnishing the name.

  • ‘I love the idea of the difficult woman’ - UK social enterprise minister talks personality and policy in exclusive interview

    Baroness Barran urges leading female social entrepreneurs to continue being rebellious – and says government’s levelling up agenda would be a failure without input of social enterprises.

  • Amsterdam's Impact Days take social shopping to 'next level'

    Shoppers, company bosses and government officials in the Netherlands are being urged to spend their money with responsible businesses this week, as part of The Impact Days, a campaign run by the City of Amsterdam.

  • International knowledge sharing: will everyone win?

    Can hard-earned business experience be helpful when passed on internationally? A new initiative by the British Council in partnership with mentoring organisation Expert Impact is finding out.