A mobile app developed by former gang members to help people in crisis has been used by millions. It's just one example of the hands-on 'systems work' people are taking to tackle the problems around them.
Izzy Obeng and Bayo Adelaja both created ventures that make it easier for diverse founders to grow a business. But social entrepreneurs of colour still face barriers, especially in accessing finance. Dr Yaz Osho explores what needs to change.
Participatory funding puts decisions into the hands of those most affected by the money. It's a massive shift – but one that could make philanthropy and impact investing more open, transparent and community-driven.
From inclusive film screenings to baking for kids with special needs, the businesses Social Ark incubates are all created by young people with lived experience of their area of work. Founder Lisa Stepanovic tells us why that matters.
STARS OF SEWF2020: Rona Glynn-McDonald is a proud Kaytetye woman who, as a director at YLab and founder of the nonprofit Common Ground, is flipping the power dynamic when it comes to influencing change.
Research from The Young Foundation – seen as a first step in the “learning journey” – recommends setting up a group to explore low-cost tools and to test new ways of hearing from the people social investors aim to serve.
Why are so few social businesses household names – and what can we do about it? Listen in to some of the bright spots, bugbears and recommendations on scaling from the ScaleUp Institute, Big Society Capital and Impact Hub King's Cross.
Out of crisis, we learn how to do things better. In the fourth piece in our Untold Banking series, Melanie Mills shares four lessons from the frontline of social investment – on change, people, power and honesty.