The Big Issue co-founder and crossbench peer wants to see social enterprise reach the parts of society that big business cannot reach. But he says the government must do more – like publishing a social enterprise strategy.
To what extent are councils in the UK considering social value? Research from Social Enterprise UK reveals all. Elsewhere, a new survey analyses the social enterprise sector in the Netherlands and The Big Issue in Australia celebrates a big birthday.
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.
Early stage social businesses are being challenged to apply for vital investment capital and business mentoring support that will potentially propel their ventures to the next level. Isabelle De Grave looks at the Big Issue Invest's new programme.