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.
PLUS: Social Impact Ventures rebrands and doubles fund size; Save the Children Australia impact fund opens for business; UN’s first outcomes fund; the new $400m 'blank-cheque' sustainability company; and more.
STARS OF SEWF2020: Rona Glynn-McDonald is a proud Kaytetye woman who, as a director at YLab and founder of the nonprofit Common Ground, is flipping the power dynamic when it comes to influencing change.
A brand new social enterprise body for Australia launched in May, representing 20,000 social enterprises across the country. ASENA advocacy lead Nicholas Verginis sets out the big vision – and some very concrete next steps.
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.