Sustainable Thinking Scotland secures £190,000 loan to finance biochar technology as part of flexible repayment model – days after Scottish social ventures are criticised for a lack of commitment to net zero.
PLUS: Pioneering revenue-based fund launches in Scotland; Back Market raises $335m in “bullish” circular economy market; AU$8m boost for Queensland social enterprises; Dutch trio backs “truly disruptive” AI firm Envision – and more.
Bosses and hiring managers need to be proactive if they want to hire a diverse team. From writing your job description to interviews and beyond, we explore some of the potential pitfalls and how to avoid them.
About a fifth of Scotland’s social enterprises are so far using the UK’s furlough scheme, according to initial research, while lack of cash reserves among those applying for emergency grants suggests a financially fragile sector.
PLUS: Croatia’s first social impact fund, $100m financing partnership for emerging market ventures, new ‘repayable grants’ for Scottish environmental businesses, Canada’s MaRS Catalyst Fund rebrands and expands, and more.
Scotland is world-renowned for its thriving social enterprise scene, and it’s looking set to retain its top spot. Chris Martin, who joined Social Enterprise Scotland as CEO last December, tells us what to expect.