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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.

  • Beating burnout: how social entrepreneurs can avoid going beyond their limits

    The extreme pressure of running a social venture can hit hard: a quarter of business leaders surveyed recently said they'd had to take time off as a result. But what are the triggers – and how can social entrepreneurs avoid pushing themselves too far?

  • Why battle for blended finance is top of Access Foundation's to-do list

    NEWS ANALYSIS: Long snubbed in an impact investing market obsessed with returns, ‘blended finance’ has now proven its worth. But securing its survival could be Access’s most important role in the second half of its lifetime.

  • For a healthier society, we need more system-level investing

    Investors serious about long-term impact should do more to strengthen the social and environmental systems they rely on for their returns. How? Through catalytic investments, building the field – and sometimes, starting small.

  • 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.

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How to: switch to a career in social impact

Considering a new career path? The purpose-driven field is thriving, says recruitment consultant Sheena Pentin, and a commercial background is valued in many roles. Expert advice on making the leap – or just dipping a toe in.