News and Views

  • The business of boosting equality: South Africa’s mission to create decent jobs

    Corporate responsibility is big in South Africa, with unemployment a key focus. But a grassroots circular economy group that's speaking out for maligned workers, plus public funding for a “vibrant” social economy, are also making waves.

  • ‘A lost opportunity’: The Body Shop’s collapse into administration is mourned by impact community

    The Body Shop’s decision to appoint administrators has received mixed reactions, with many in the business for good sector grieving the trailblazing ethical company’s demise, while some members of the public believe it only has itself to blame.

  • 'Strong growth' of UK social investment market since 2012 demonstrates resilience of investees, says Big Society Capital

    Big Society Capital impact report reveals it has channelled £2.6bn of investment to more than 3,500 enterprises, highlights growing interest from venture capital firms, but points to need for more efforts to reach underserved communities.

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The Editor’s Post: Battle lines drawn for EU Green Deal

Impact entrepreneurs call for economic ‘paradigm shift’ in EU, South Africa’s mission to create decent jobs and how the School for Social Entrepreneurs helps social enterprises survive longer. This week’s view from the Pioneers Post newsroom.

The Impact World this Week: 1 February 2024

Your quick guide to the news in social enterprise, impact investment and mission-driven business. This week: big names pledge support for Yunus, Irish social enterprises aim high, and award opens for mid-career social entrepreneurs.

The Impact World this Week: 25 January 2024

Your quick guide to the news in social enterprise, impact investment and mission-driven business. This week featuring startups in Madrid, impact investing qualifications, a campaign for 'true and fair' accounting, and more.