One in five UK entrepreneurs want to start a social enterprise. In a three-part series the Cabinet Office explores social investment stories from across the UK. First up: the venture empowering communities in Africa with superfruit.
"No sector has a monopoly on saints or scallywags." Rodney Schwartz, CEO of leading social investment organisation ClearlySo, contemplates both the harm done and progress made by ex-bankers in the social investment sphere.
Once upon a time... £105,000 of investment readiness funding resulted in contracts worth £5m being won, meaning that up to 450 children from deprived areas will be given excellent pre-school education and care.
Following the news that Nick O'Donohoe is to step down as CEO of Big Society Capital, James Perry looks at at the legacy left by the former 'City slicker' who dared to venture into the Wild West of social investment.