Bite-sized stories this week from the impact investing and social enterprise world: BlackRock faces up to climate risk, most responsible FTSE 100 firm revealed, Charity Commission opens up conversation on responsible investing, and more.
PLUS: Croatia’s first social impact fund, $100m financing partnership for emerging market ventures, new ‘repayable grants’ for Scottish environmental businesses, Canada’s MaRS Catalyst Fund rebrands and expands, and more.
We thought we'd talk to someone who has done just that. Kelly Davies is the boss of Vi-Ability. Six years after starting, Vi-Ability is debt free, has 16 members of staff and it seems the sky's the limit. So how did she do it?
Despite a history of co-operative economic development Wales is dragging its heels when using social enterprises to deliver public services. The government has described them as a 'least worst' option. Dan Boucher wonders why.
Cheers! Edinburgh's first social enterprise pub opens, a Hollywood actor joins in the birthday celebrations of Welsh social enterprise Toogoodtowaste and in Ukraine the first social enterprise dedicated to preventing human trafficking opens its doors.