Larger businesses are often seen as the better investment bet. But for more resilient economies, we must focus on helping SMEs to flourish. GSG's Krisztina Tora on lessons from pioneering efforts in Zambia and Ghana.
As Australia gears up to host the Social Enterprise World Forum, Bryce Ives of Torrens University – a B Corp with a 'Be Good' ethos – explains why there's no better time for students to join the social enterprise movement.
The B Corp movement risks being “an irrelevance, a sideshow, a palliative hopey-changey end-of-days party”, as destructive capitalism rumbles on. It's time to think bigger: to reclaim democracy, says James Perry.
The financial accounting system we use today is hurtling towards irrelevance, undermined by the very inequality to which it has contributed. It's time to change how profit is calculated – before it's too late.
The B Corp idea disrupted entrenched narratives in business. But certification of companies like Nespresso shows that it must now evolve to embrace newer, bolder ideas in business – or risk being adapted to the needs of the “old economy”.
E3M was created in 2012 to support UK social enterprises that deliver public services. A decade on, commissioning has improved – but culture and attitudes to risk still block progressive public procurement.
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.