Health and social care contracts present the biggest growth potential for social enterprises and voluntary sector organisations, finds independent analysis, but they’re held back by a digital skills gap and overcomplicated processes.
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’.
IMPACT 101: Bewildered by buzzwords? Drowning in jargon? Webreak down the terminology and get back to basics with impact economy concepts. This time, Ingrid Abreu Scherer provides your Impact 101 on ‘social prescribing’.
Investors serious about long-term impact should do more to strengthen the social and environmental systems they rely on for their returns. How? Through catalytic investments, building the field – and sometimes, starting small.
Sewing machines and micro-savings groups are just some of the tools used by social enterprises to create community cohesion and keep people healthy. Such innovations could help us redesign a resilient health system that starts at home, say experts.
Our DICE Young Storymaker reports from Brazil on a cultural centre that’s supporting local businesses, engaging vulnerable youth and helping transform what was once the world’s most dangerous neighbourhood.