Some 90% of ICT specialists in the Czech Republic are men. A grant from the Velux Foundations will help social enterprise Czechitas to change this by expanding its affordable computer training for women and girls.
Using ‘dumb’ phones to make children smarter may sound counter-intuitive, but Eneza Education is proving that SMS-based learning is the best way to reach pupils in remote and low-income communities in four African countries.
Numerous digital platforms have emerged as a go-to response to the Covid-19 crisis – building on conventional platform characteristics, but using alternative, more inclusive organisational models. Will they stick?
What does it take to grow a social business in the field of mental health? As the world grapples to understand the impact of Covid-19 on people's long-term wellbeing, three seasoned social entrepreneurs share their tips.
Could fintech disruptors give community lenders a new burst of energy – and help them compete with their for-profit, mainstream competitors? Six partnerships, backed by the UK government's Affordable Credit Challenge, will soon find out.
Bite-sized stories this week from the impact investing and social enterprise world: BlackRock faces up to climate risk, most responsible FTSE 100 firm revealed, Charity Commission opens up conversation on responsible investing, and more.