Crisis response and preparedness has come a long way – but to manage future disasters, we need to support a marketplace for tried-and-tested innovations – and to learn from experience in countries like India.
Traditional funding is often too restricted and can encourage dependence. Grants that focus on boosting traded income can help social enterprises to grow on their own terms and become more sustainable.
Social enterprise Carefree offers unpaid carers a break by tapping into the power of tech and vacant hotel rooms. It has proven its business model, yet cannot access the finance it needs to grow. What could investors do differently?
Concerns about virtue-signalling and purpose-washing are widespread – and sometimes justified – in the conference circuit. Big claims or good intentions are no longer enough: sponsors must do all they can to prove their commitment.
Social enterprise is a significant force in the UK economy – but available data is still incomplete and even contradictory. Tim Thorlby pinpoints three questions to explore, and calls for robust, detailed data-gathering by the government.
OPINION: Coca-Cola did $3bn-worth of environmental damage in 2019, and the negative health impact of Danone’s products was nearly $8bn, reveals a new accounting approach. The time is up for self-serving, inaccurate ESG reporting.
“If you don’t measure it, it didn’t happen” – so says the boss of the award-winning social enterprise Noise Solution, which matches young people with professional musicians to learn new skills and boost self-confidence.