News and Views

  • 'We have run out of road': social enterprise transport giant HCT announces closure

    One of the UK’s biggest and best-known social enterprises, HCT Group, has closed its doors. Transport giant HCT Group posted a notice on its website revealing that it had gone into administration on Friday 23 September.

  • Swap trickle-down economics for the doughnut, says Kate Raworth at the Social Enterprise World Forum 2022

    As the UK government cuts taxes for rich in pursuit of GDP growth, the Doughnut Economics author argues that so-called developed countries should take some finance lessons from indigenous communities.

  • Impact Finance Bulletin: Latimpacto launches partnership for Amazon rainforest; new $250m fund for Ukraine tech startups

    Our regular impact finance bulletin brings you the latest funds, deals and programmes in the world of investing for good. Read on for our selection of impact investment headlines from the past month.

  • Australia opens ‘largest social enterprise conversation in the world’ with Social Enterprise World Forum 2022

    Australia's social entrepreneurs are looking forward to positive future as new representative bodies launch and minister says movement is 'on verge of huge growth spurt'.

  • Social investments in UK reach £8bn in 2021 but uncertainty looms, warns Big Society Capital

    Steady social investment market growth “on track” to meet Big Society Capital’s target of £10bn to £15bn by 2025, although current economic crisis could threaten further growth.

  • Opinion: Why CICs are not the promised 'gamechanger' for UK business

    People either love or hate the UK's community interest company structure. But, asks Adrian Ashton, is the real issue that this country's social enterprise systems are overly driven by outsiders?

  • UK Growth Plan sparks dismay as social economy ignored

    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”.