Demos report claims reforming the Companies Act to put social and environmental impact at the heart of directors’ duties would add £149bn to UK GDP a year – but the political will for reform is needed.
Maggie O'Carroll was once told to get herself “a little job”. Instead, she set up The Women's Organisation – sparking over 4,000 new businesses. She speaks to us about Brexit, social investment headaches – and going beyond “vanity” metrics.
The NatWest SE100 Social Business Champion is "all about social value", donating £1.7m to charity last year. Clear Voice CEO Sadie Visick tells us what's behind the company's success – and why rapid growth brings new challenges.
Social enterprise has drifted too far from its roots, says pioneer of the movement Freer Spreckley, who calls for a return to six core principles. In part four of an exclusive series: why regenerative eco-action must guide every decision.
Social Enterprise UK's 2021 State of Social Enterprise Survey finds that UK organisations are shifting priorities towards mental health, that exporting has become more frequent – and that 61% of enterprises expect their workforce to grow next year.
In our second Fit for the Future podcast in partnership with Buzzacott, social investor Isabelle Irani and P3 Charity boss Mark Simms share expert tips when seeking social investment – and reveal some pitfalls to avoid.
As social enterprises enter the post Covid-19 world, how can they mitigate the risks elevated by the pandemic? Now is the time to develop new revenue streams, review grant terms and ensure cash is working as effectively as possible.
The 2020 NatWest SE100 Growth Champion, Hubbub Enterprise, went from losing thousands of pounds a month to revenue growth of 96%. The current crisis is an “enormous setback” – but it has already launched a new initiative.