President of UK business group urges firms to switch to positive purpose as influential Future of the Corporation project calls for overhaul of company director role. But, asked if profit or purpose comes first, business leaders are evenly split.
Ethical water brand Belu is one of the UK's biggest and best-known social enterprises. But it’s time for its ambitious – sometimes impatient – boss to step down. Karen Lynch reflects on a decade of risk-taking, frustrations and sparkling success.
Bite-sized stories this week from the impact economy around the world: a “historic shift” among impact investors on impact measurement, insights on family giving, Starbucks backs coffee cup recycling drive, and more.
Bite-sized stories this week – featuring a Middle East opportunity for wellbeing-focused enterprises, scale-up support for those helping people with complex needs, royal accolades for social enterprise leaders, and more.
Bite-sized stories this week: Businesses pledge big at climate talks, UK construction firm Wates hits £20m social spending target, a new law in Cyprus, grants windfall for Irish projects and a market first in recycled materials for water company Belu.
Social entrepreneurs may acknowledge there’s a crisis unfolding, but that doesn’t mean there’s a clear path ahead for how they should respond. Are they falling short – or does the responsibility lie elsewhere?