PLUS: $100m MacArthur grant to end homelessness; Dutch VC fund backs digital-only fashion house; ImpactAssets custom investments surge; new pooled fund for southeast Asia; Resonance's launchpad loan for mums' mental health; and more.
Work on sustainable cities and responsible consumption sees Manchester become first UK institution to lead the Times Higher Education’s Impact Rankings, knocking University of Auckland off the top spot.
When the going gets tough, what keeps you going? Acumen explores the 'beautiful struggle' of social change and the importance of accompaniment while on the path of leadership with UK Fellows Duro Oye and John Harrison.
Founder Alex Stephany hopes to disrupt conventional ways of tackling homelessness by combining technology with community goodwill. But even ambitions for global domination need to unfold at the right pace, the former JustPark CEO tells us.
PLUS: Scotland’s £30m Third Sector Growth Fund; Ford Foundation seeds Black Feminist Fund with £15m; Big Issue Invest backs Sport England; Neighbourly raises £3m; National Academy for Social Prescribing funds 37 projects; and more.
Burnout, stress and long hours have become the norm for employees, but social businesses can do it differently, writes Year Here fellow Emily Horton – who has seen first-hand that prioritising workers’ wellbeing is entirely possible.