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INTERVIEW: UK foundation Nesta wants to bring social innovation to health, education and the economy. CEO Ravi Gurumurthy on 10-year plans, scaling without losing impact, and why no idea is ‘too laughable or too boring’.
The outgoing CEO of B Lab Global on changing the rules of capitalism, the role of business in defending democracy – and why there’s “magic” in being able to hold the tension between social enterprises and multinationals with a common purpose.
Social enterprise Elvis & Kresse has broken down barriers and changed perceptions within the field of fashion. We speak to co-founder Kresse Wesling about the business’s journey from an idea formed in landfill sites to today's success.
A new London social enterprise cafe launched by CEO of NEMI Teas and SE100 winner Pranav Chopra employs and trains refugees. We share a coffee with its team as they find their feet in the opening weeks.
INTERVIEW: Matthijs Visch, EMEA boss at sustainable business pioneer Patagonia, on being an “activist company”, the decision to quit Facebook – and why supply chain headaches still catch them out sometimes.
Danone UK and Ireland is one of the biggest B Corps in the region, but it also partners with – and learns from – smaller, innovative businesses in the B Corp community. Danone's Rebecca Lovelady reflects on the power of partnerships to drive change.
Social investment counts for just 1.4% of all UK business lending. So how can we get mainstream banks to play a much bigger role in the social economy? By changing the incentives – and therefore the culture – of banking, says the Big Issue Invest CEO.
If we don’t try to change unfair systems – even if it means working with institutions we fundamentally disagree with – are we ignoring the root cause of the problem? It's complicated, says Migrateful founder Jess Thompson.
Boards everywhere must act now – and act with confidence – if we're to create a sustainable future. That means leaving behind old ways of thinking and switching to 21st century governance, say the founding partners of Mondiale Impact.
You want your programmes to reach an entirely new target group. Where do you start? For 140-year-old charity St John Ambulance, involving young people from “challenging” backgrounds has been a steep learning curve. Here’s what they’ve learned.
The Adebowale Commission was a timely challenge to UK social investors. But to provide more enterprise-centric finance we need answers to some important questions, says the Social Investment Forum chair.
Bewildered by buzzwords? Drowning in jargon? Our experts help you get back to basics on impact economy concepts. This month, Michael Gibson from the Government Outcomes Lab has the lowdown on outcomes funds.
Young people increasingly want meaningful careers, while the impact “sector” is growing at scale. How to connect the two? At ChangeNOW, three organisations explain how they connect purpose-driven job seekers with work “that makes sense”.
Social enterprises are perfectly placed to nurture the rich connections that emerge when people work together for shared benefit – creating this ‘social wealth’ should be embedded within every social enterprise, argues author Freer Spreckley.
Logistics knowledge, problem-solving abilities and legal expertise are all key in relief efforts. As the war in Ukraine continues, will more entrepreneurs answer the call to make a bigger, bolder difference to the world, asks Carrie Santos.