In the first of a series looking at 'patient, risk bearing' capital, Duncan Brown asks why social investment is so dominated by short-term, rigid debt instruments – and why there's so little support for higher risk, high return social innovation.
Last week the UK government announced new funding to help startups survive Covid-19 – and the founder and CEO of impact investment bank ClearlySo says the approach is a 'big step in the right direction'.
PART TWO: Post-Covid, social entrepreneurs will be under even more pressure to get their business model right. Part two in this special guide shares 17 social enterprise types to spark ideas and help you shift your own business model.
PART ONE: Post-Covid, social entrepreneurs will be under even more pressure to get their business model right. This three-part series shows you how. First: what are the core components of any social enteprise, and what trade-offs need to be managed?
Men still attract the bulk of startup financing – yet when it comes to crowdfunding, women-led campaigns seem to do better. Why? And what can founders learn from their successes? Top tips from a crowdfunding expert.
PLUS: Sustainability ratings provider EcoVadis secures €200m investment, new fund to back SMEs addressing malnutrition in Africa, European Social Catalyst Fund launches, Brexit donor sets up £100m charitable foundation, and more.