Social Enterprise UK's 2021 State of Social Enterprise Survey finds that UK organisations are shifting priorities towards mental health, that exporting has become more frequent – and that 61% of enterprises expect their workforce to grow next year.
Sustainable Thinking Scotland secures £190,000 loan to finance biochar technology as part of flexible repayment model – days after Scottish social ventures are criticised for a lack of commitment to net zero.
Data from 1,700 companies using the SDG Action Manager reveals failure to commit to changes that would have most impact on Sustainable Development Goals – with most showing little ambition to improve their efforts.
Coverage of companies’ sustainability performance is increasing, creating increasing pressure on corporates to meet ESG standards. Can the power of the press be a catalyst for change? How can it help the move towards stakeholder capitalism?
PLUS: Blue Impact Fund first of its kind in UK; Germany's EIF-backed social innovation fund; Bain Capital raises $800m for second impact investing fund; Los Angeles' Everytable raises $16m in Series B round; and more.
The ever-rising Covid cases in Brazil tell a tragic tale – but one indigenous community in the Amazon region is reaching an international audience with their own story, while doing their bit to keep the virus at bay.
STARS OF SEWF2020: Kate Bailey of Colorado's Eco-Cycle on the 1970s neighbourhood action that has become one of the world’s largest recycling nonprofits – and the "tremendous opportunity" the sector offers to social enterprises today.