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.
INTERVIEW: How can impact investors give a meaningful role to people with lived experience in their decision-making? In the UK, the Venture Studio from Crisis is doing just that. We talk to CEO Matt Downie.
In this new podcast, Tim West sits down with the best and brightest of social enterprise, impact investing and mission-driven business for a series of candid conversations – expect to be surprised. First up: coffee entrepreneur Cemal Ezel.
"Screw this, I'm going to Armenia." Architect-turned-social entrepreneur Alice Moxley shares the pivotal moments in her career: from a stint in a carpet factory in the southern Caucasus, to the conversations that sparked a new venture.
A £30m budget to tackle homelessness may sound tiny, but the social investment pilot is already leveraging millions more in investment. We unpick the details of a complex collection of funds – and find out what they hope to achieve.
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.