Legislation ensuring public service commissioners consider the social impact of services they buy in seems a no-brainer. We consider the state of the Social Value Act – which has been criticised for lacking 'teeth' – ahead of the Social Value Summit.
Working out Social Return on Investment can seem like a mountain to climb. But there are many compelling reasons to measure your impact, not least to find out how well you are performing your social mission.
EU Social Innovation Competition finalists are revealed, the UK government attempts to strengthen the Social Value Act and the new president of Catholic Charities USA is prioritising social enterprise.
UK social enterprises are outperforming mainstream businesses on job creation, start-up rates and in promoting diversity, but key challenges around access to finance and public sector contracts remain barriers to the continued growth of the sector.