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.
Plus: Bridges raises £35m for second social outcomes fund, Palladium's first impact fund targets $40m for African small businesses, Scotland's first community-owned school building and impactful chocolate in Indonesia...
Ailsa Clark and Adrian Appo are both helping people from marginalised communities get good jobs, but one is working in Scotland and one in Australia. Ahead of the Social Enterprise World Forum, they chat about global challenges.
We're heading down under to find out about a state-wide social enterprise strategy and one country's first social impact bond. Then we're heading home for a new way for schools to fund the things they need to better educate pupils.
To what extent are councils in the UK considering social value? Research from Social Enterprise UK reveals all. Elsewhere, a new survey analyses the social enterprise sector in the Netherlands and The Big Issue in Australia celebrates a big birthday.