Social investment counts for just 1.4% of all UK business lending. So how can we get mainstream banks to play a much bigger role in the social economy? By changing the incentives – and therefore the culture – of banking, says the Big Issue Invest CEO.
Changes to alcohol and air travel tax, and more talk of levelling up in the UK's autumn Budget, unveiled yesterday – but is it good news or bad for social entrepreneurs? UnLtd's Kevin Armstrong takes a closer look.
Consumer goods giant says pledge for inclusion and fair wages across global supply chain will make it a “better, stronger business” – while CEO Alan Jope says company “does not believe in shareholder primacy”.
Social enterprise iWorker is thriving as it helps Latin Americans and Africans earn a fair wage working remotely for firms overseas – and Venezuelan co-founder Enrique Yervez knows first-hand how valuable that opportunity can be.
Two new social impact bonds have been launched in the states of South Carolina and Connecticut in the US, students prepare to mobilise for social causes in the UK and USAID backs the Miller Centre for Social Entrepreneurship.