One in seven existing community interest companies was founded since March 2020. But their financial sustainability remains unclear, as does the true extent of pandemic-forced permanent closures – and some fear the worst is yet to come.
Around the world, governments are mobilising and citizens are experiencing major upheavals, as new measures kick in to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. What if we treated the – equally devastating – economic and climate crisis with similar urgency?
Starting a business based on your own passions can be highly personal – making every criticism feel like a punch in the stomach. The co-founder of Dot Project shares a warts-and-all account of the company's first two 'rollercoaster' years.
Divine chocolate are one of the UK’s flagship social enterprises – but while we often hear from its HQ in London, it is less often we get to hear from the cocoa frontline in Ghana. Lee Mannion meets farmer Esther Mintah Ephraim.