Investing in organisations that help people keep their bills down, making the case for more government support, and focusing on long-term resilience: how social investors can help charities and social enterprises to weather a "perfect storm".
Government this week reveals detail of its energy support scheme for businesses and charities, but uncertainty remains as to what will happen in six months’ time as cost of living crisis continues to bite.
The prime minister’s plan to protect against surging energy prices only provides support for businesses for the next six months, and lack of clarity over immediate measures leaves social enterprises at risk of closure, fear membership bodies.
INTERVIEW: UK foundation Nesta wants to bring social innovation to health, education and the economy. CEO Ravi Gurumurthy on 10-year plans, scaling without losing impact, and why no idea is ‘too laughable or too boring’.
An oil company foundation has launched a climate investment fund, and investors are backing pioneering startups - but this isn’t enough to fight climate change: are institutional investors ready to join the race?
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