Seven social enterprise networks join forces in a new national alliance for Australia – and call for a 10-year action plan to build resilience, jobs, impact investment and a common vision in the aftermath of Covid-19 and devastating bushfires.
Bite-sized news from the impact economy: Australia’s social investment market reviewed, Social Enterprise Academy arrives in Egypt, UnLtd backs 12 new ventures. Plus, Nick Hurd joins Access foundation, and opportunities for social entrepreneurs.
PLUS: Sustainability ratings provider EcoVadis secures €200m investment, new fund to back SMEs addressing malnutrition in Africa, European Social Catalyst Fund launches, Brexit donor sets up £100m charitable foundation, and more.
What does the day-to-day work of a social enterprise look like around the world? Our photo feature brings you right to the front lines, thanks to beautiful, compelling images submitted by our readers – this time in Pakistan, Australia and the UK.
PLUS: Impact bond firsts in Cambodia and Palestine, Big Issue Invest backs lottery business, Bamboo Capital Partners invests in Indonesian peer-to-peer lending platform, VisionFund raises £10m for microfinance – and more.
Our final Chain Reaction interview in the run-up to the Social Enterprise World Forum, Zambian Likumbi Kapihya talks to Sabrina Chakori in Australia about why it takes courage and a 'bit of crazy' to pursue impact as well as profit.
PLUS: New $40m fund to bridge short-term financing gaps, Social and Sustainable Capital makes first investment from its housing fund, tech startup OpenSC raises $4m, CIC secures £250k through social investment tax relief, and more.