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Has the UK lost its leadership position on impact investing? Does it actually matter? If the new Impact Investing Institute is to retake the lead for the UK, it will first need to establish the direction it wants to lead in, points out our columnist.
Social entrepreneurs may acknowledge there’s a crisis unfolding, but that doesn’t mean there’s a clear path ahead for how they should respond. Are they falling short – or does the responsibility lie elsewhere?
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The UK social investment market is worth £1.5bn concludes new report, a social investment fund backed by Sir Richard Branson prepares to make its first investments in Canada and Social Enterprise Scotland launches manifesto.