Thirty exciting ideas which use technology to give opportunities to the most vulnerable and excluded people across Europe were explored and developed this week at the European Social Innovation Competition academy in Madrid.
"How can Britain move from responding to an immediate crisis to taking a long-term approach to integrating refugees and asylum seekers into British life?" Simon Rowell from Big Society Capital considers whether social investment could play a part.
Opportunities arising from EU enthusiasm, the sharing economy and the new UK government's economic agenda are there for the taking if you're a social enterprise, says London-based academic Alex Murdock.
The 2015 European Commission Social Innovation Competition launched this week and aims to find the best business ideas to tackle the most pressing issues in Europe – ageing populations, climate change and more.
People under the age of 40 are more likely to invest ethically, finds new research from the UK, a one-stop social enterprise resource centre is set up in Singapore and multinational corporates are urged to invest in education.