Investors serious about long-term impact should do more to strengthen the social and environmental systems they rely on for their returns. How? Through catalytic investments, building the field – and sometimes, starting small.
In his latest Nicholls & Dimes column, Jeremy Nicholls applies Monty Python’s analysis of the Roman Empire to current challenges of reporting performance on ESG and corporate impact – and concludes that charities already have the answer.
The House of Lords has been exploring how public services can be bolder in ‘levelling up’ communities around the UK. Three experts told the Lords Public Sector Services Committee why 15% 'added value' isn't good enough.
Do investors care about impact? Often, no: they're more focused on the warm fuzzy feeling of 'doing good'. But some are accepting moderate returns for more impact, and they're crucial to the growth of early-stage social enterprise.
The transition to sustainable business models, if done properly, requires letting go of so much that it is actually a form of grief, writes Amina Ahmad. How, then, do we support business leaders through discomfort and loss?
Eight years after it was created amid a buzz of optimism, the Global Social Entrepreneurship Network has shut for good. Its closure has stark lessons for those supporting social enterprises, writes GSEN co-founder Krisztina Tora.
In the latest in our Nicholls & Dimes column, social value expert Jeremy Nicholls explains why audit and assurance are the heroes we need on our quest if we are to understand what impact is and how to grow it.
False trade-offs and quick fixes may be appealing during times of fear and uncertainty – but we need to allow for and even embrace the messy reality of multiple approaches if we're to solve today's biggest problems.
The Greensill scandal and the European Super League demonstrate what goes wrong when companies chase profit above all – and that fans will take their custom elsewhere. The B Lab UK co-founder on why the time is ripe to repurpose business.