Locavore, the UK’s Social Enterprise of the Year 2021 and “shining example” of social enterprise success, resorts to crowdfunder after failing to secure social investment to help it survive cashflow crisis.
Founder Alex Stephany hopes to disrupt conventional ways of tackling homelessness by combining technology with community goodwill. But even ambitions for global domination need to unfold at the right pace, the former JustPark CEO tells us.
Social enterprises may be missing a trick if they’re not engaging local individuals as micro-investors – and their own staff and volunteers could lead the way, says the director of Scottish Communities Finance.
Lockdown has one upside: it's easier than ever to rub shoulders with social entrepreneurs and impact investors from around the world – without even leaving your desk. Here are 10 to add to your schedule.
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