The UK’s social investment sector is urged to harness potential of gender lens investing, students say no to fossil fuel investing in the US and greenhouses prove a life line to smallholder farmers in India.
Two new social impact bonds have been launched in the states of South Carolina and Connecticut in the US, students prepare to mobilise for social causes in the UK and USAID backs the Miller Centre for Social Entrepreneurship.
Sustainable energy entrepreneur Harish Hande argues that a major shift towards greater social equality will only happen when businesses understand "it is not about profiting from the poor but... by partnering with the poor".
As a start-up it is important to remain focussed on your ultimate goal, the destination. But, it is also essential to "develop uncanny peripheral vision" so as not to miss unexpected opportunities says Accidental Entrepreneur Helen Trevaskis.
Malaysia's Prime Minister launches three year social enterprise strategy, Social Enterprise UK join forces with Social Enterprise West Midlands and social investment saves dementia support centre from closure in the north of England.