Must social enterprises take what they can get – or can they shape the (patient) social finance they need? Lisa Ashford draws on experiences with community shares and investment platforms in the UK and Africa to explore a way forward.
How do you build an ethical offering in the cutthroat world of workspace? We meet Conrad Peberdy, raised amid rainforests and now at the top of the tree at one of the UK’s leading social businesses, Ethical Property.
What will happen to UK farms when Britain leaves the EU and subsidies are no longer available? Can farming still prove to be a viable business? Phil Moore looks at one possible solution to the problem.
At the Cabinet Office Social Investment Awards in London last night Bridges Ventures triumphed in two categories, whilst other winners included Social and Sustainable Capital, Social Investment Scotland and Ethex.