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Faith-based investing is a small – though growing – portion of the world’s total assets under management. But 'alliances of goodness' between faith groups are starting to collaborate and allocate impact-first capital. How can they reach the peak?
A formerly thriving local hub had become almost unrecognisable and was on the brink of closure – until a community asset transfer helped turn it back into a bustling space of support and creativity. The inside story on a Bristol centre's new lease of life.
The director of ING Netherlands Foundation on teaming up with the country’s largest bank to tackle digital exclusion, how a parent company’s value goes far beyond cash – and why overhead costs shouldn’t be a dirty word.
Social enterprise secures new EU funding to help 500 migrant and refugee entrepreneurs ‘thrive’ in the West of England and the West Midlands – as Covid-19 spotlights ‘massive need’ for specialised business support.
Social entrepreneur Jess Thompson, recently hospitalised with Covid-19, on how her fear and a sense of powerlessness were brought into sharp relief through conversations with the refugee chefs at Migrateful.