This week, Liam Black turns his attention to social impact measurement and urges social entrepreneurs to "cut through the noise to discern what really works and what is a pointless, tail-chasing exercise".
Effective impact measurement is good for business and good for those who stand to benefit from the social venture’s mission. Liam Black takes to the recording studio with “social return on investment guru” Jeremy Nicholls and UnLtd’s Katherine Danton.
Former first lady of South Africa Graça Machel was among the five social entrepreneurs celebrated at the 2015 Skoll World Forum Awards in Oxford last night, which honoured those fighting for social and evironmental justice around the world.
Calling all social entrepreneur VIPs – Liam Black has a reality check for you. In an extract from The Social Entrepreneur's A to Z, he questions the glitz and glamour of the social enterprise award calendar and says you must keep your feet on the ground.
With just over a week until the Sankalp World Forum in Delhi, we've interviewed one of this year's speakers, Teresa Njoroge, about her extraordinary journey from international banking to a Kenyan prison and, finally, social entrepreneurship.
In the third extract from his new book The Social Entrepreneur's A to Z, Liam Black recalls a moment of realisation when launching a new venture – don't assume you know what your customers want, get down to the frontline and find out.
The further away you are from the frontline, the better things seem on the ground. Liam Black brings Aravind Srinivasan and Sandra Schembri back into the studio to discuss the importance of immersing yourself in frontline customer service.
In the second podcast of the Social Entrepreneur's A to Z series, Liam Black talks to eye surgeon Dr Aravind Srinivasan and Sandra Schembri from The House of St Barnabas about the importance of cashflow and other business basics.