News and Views

  • President's daughter brings positive disruption to health system

    Step forward six winners of the 2018 Skoll Awards for Social Entrepreneurship who share $7.5m to take their initiatives to the next level.

  • Scary statistics at this year’s Skoll: what can we actually do?

    There were some hard-hitting facts about the state of the world at this year’s Skoll World Forum. But can we do anything about it?

  • The Hague: the place to be for social entrepreneurs?

    Conversations on the first day of the Euclid Summit 2018 highlighted the enthusiasm that the Netherlands city of “peace and justice” has for fostering social enterprise.

Blockchain technology

New kid on the block(chain)

Decreasing trust levels, lack of transparency, costly financial models – could blockchain provide the answers to some of the biggest challenges faced in the social impact sector right now? Or are we letting the hype cloud the reality?

Social impact bonds Invisible Heart

Social impact bonds: an agnostic stance

Social impact bonds elicit strong opinions – from great enthusiasm about what they could achieve to passionate opposition to their complexity. Mara Airoldi cuts through the noise to take a hard look at the evidence we have about their effectiveness to date.