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  • The Impact Library: exclusive access for our subscribers

    Especially for our subscribers – find out how you can access our huge library of content available in the Pioneers Post Impact Library, including knowledge, insight and good practice from two decades of coverage of social enterprise and impact investment around the world.

  • The case for investing in women is clear. Why is venture capital still ignoring them?

    Backing female-led businesses is a ticket to prosperity for everyone. As the world seeks solutions for post-pandemic recovery, it’s time for investors to put their money where their mouths are.

  • It's time to back black and minority ethnic social entrepreneurs

    Izzy Obeng and Bayo Adelaja both created ventures that make it easier for diverse founders to grow a business. But social entrepreneurs of colour still face barriers, especially in accessing finance. Dr Yaz Osho explores what needs to change.

  • Everyone in: how a government grant is helping to power ambitious housing funds

    A £30m budget to tackle homelessness may sound tiny, but the social investment pilot is already leveraging millions more in investment. We unpick the details of a complex collection of funds – and find out what they hope to achieve. 

  • Six hard-earned lessons on social enterprise mergers

    Social business Catch22 – itself the product of a merger between two organisations – has announced a string of tie-ups in recent years, including at least one that didn't quite go to plan. CEO Chris Wright shares what he’s learned from the experience. 

  • How to: switch your social enterprise to a four-day week

    Considering a company-wide four-day week? Start by reading top tips from Scottish social enterprise The Circle, which recently made what founder Kirsty Thomson calls a “life-changing” shift.