Social enterprises worldwide have proved to be adaptable and innovative in the face of the Covid-19 pandemic, with only 1% reporting permanent closure, according to a new survey. But support is needed to help those who have been hit hardest.
Those pushing impact investing need to address three key questions if it is to fulfil its potential. This week the University of Heidelberg’s Gorgi Krlev asks: why does Europe seem to be left behind – and does it matter?
"How can Britain move from responding to an immediate crisis to taking a long-term approach to integrating refugees and asylum seekers into British life?" Simon Rowell from Big Society Capital considers whether social investment could play a part.
"Social enterprises are shaping the future of the 21st century and Amsterdam wants to be in the middle of it." This week the European Commission launched its 2016 Social Innovation Competition in the Dutch capital.
Approximately 750,000 migrants are estimated to have arrived in Europe by sea so far this year. The European Venture Philanthropy Annual Conference highlights the social ventures working to support them.