Bite-sized stories selected from your social enterprise and impact investing news releases. This week: new declarations of a climate emergency, Big Issue goes contactless, Social Investment Scotland reveals annual figures, and more.
The mighty Gates Foundation commits $80m to close the gender data gap, Scottish social entrepreneurs are given a start-up boost and the role of Islamic Social Finance in dealing with critical social issues is highlighted in Istanbul.
The Big Issue has teamed up with social enterprise coffee suppliers Old Spike Roastery to launch Change Please, a venture that will train and employ homesless people to run coffee carts for caffeine lovers.
If you want to "transform lives in a way that hasn’t been achieved before, you need the disruption that social investment creates," says Jeremy Swain from Thames Reach. He talks investment readiness and SIBs with Ellie Ward.