Sustainable hatmaker Topiku has faced big challenges. But its founder is convinced that the social enterprise is finally on the right trajectory since changing its customer focus, at the same time as prioritising balancing profit with purpose.
It's time to stop the vague guesses, overblown claims and sugar-coated case studies when we talk about social enterprise. This week's landmark global report gives us a great starting point. Plus, this week's top stories.
Millions of craftspeople and artists work in the informal economy. Now is the time to explore how to support them better, believe campaigners, so more people can enjoy good, secure jobs while they bring vibrancy and stability to their communities.
The power of the social economy to address global crises will be pushed on to the agenda of the World Economic Forum this week, as a landmark report is presented to global leaders when they meet in Davos.
Cartoons, films and music are being used to interpret key themes raised in an academic analysis of international development. This unorthodox and experimental approach brings fresh perspectives and engages new people, the British Council has discovered.
From a team in London unlocking technology to create a fairer world to what could be the future of healthcare in Northern Ireland – be inspired by the work of UK social entrepreneurs supporting their communities in our Virtual Study Visit.
Empathy helps us resolve conflicts, create more productive teams and improve relationships with co-workers and customers. It's also an essential skill for social entrepreneurs – here's how to develop it.