Rebecca White, founder of Your Own Place CIC, tells Tim West that she started the award-winning social enterprise after seeing that “something crucial was missing for people who didn’t have many of the advantages” that others had.
It has survived the 2008 financial crisis and Covid-19 – but, for events industry trailblazer Connection Crew, “the social enterprise narrative” isn’t always helpful, says director Charlie Dorman, even if impact is embedded in the business model.
Confederation of British Industry – which represents nearly 200,000 UK firms – says businesses should ‘bottle the Covid-19 spirit of cooperation’ and ‘lock in’ employee wellbeing as part of wide-ranging vision to transform economy.
Social enterprise iWorker is thriving as it helps Latin Americans and Africans earn a fair wage working remotely for firms overseas – and Venezuelan co-founder Enrique Yervez knows first-hand how valuable that opportunity can be.
Our DICE Young Storymaker Yael Berman reports on Moradigna, a São Paulo-based social enterprise that has improved 550 homes (and counting) – providing jobs, dignity and healthier living conditions along the way.
Managing director of the School for Social Entrepreneurs – and NatWest WISE100 nominee – Nicola Steuer on changing career, growing a 20-something year-old charity, and how inclusivity is never a job done.