Calum MacDonald of SE100 award-winning Point and Sandwick Trust joins the podcast to share what makes a 'Social Business Champion' – and Carol Somerville and Joanne Ferguson of Bethesda Hospice explain how they benefit, too.
The entrepreneur that sees his venture as a "pain reliever" for high-polluting firms in Indonesia; what it takes to create an inclusive impact fund – and meeting President Biden: this week's update from the editors at Pioneers Post.
The journey from farm to fork can be highly polluting, with food processing firms a major source of emissions. How do you get companies to take action? In Indonesia, one B Corp has found a solution – one that also offers renewable power to rural homes.
For more than 20 years, Hugo Spowers has been developing zero-emission cars. It’s not only about innovative technology: his vision includes circular business models and an unusual company structure. But is Riversimple – at last – ready to hit the road?
PLUS: Pioneering revenue-based fund launches in Scotland; Back Market raises $335m in “bullish” circular economy market; AU$8m boost for Queensland social enterprises; Dutch trio backs “truly disruptive” AI firm Envision – and more.
Despite the UK's rainy reputation, a sunny future lies ahead for Low Carbon Hub’s Ray Valley in Oxfordshire, set to power 6,000 homes and generate £10m locally, after a hugely popular community share offer and £4.4m loan from Triodos.
The UK’s Social and Sustainable Capital is increasingly backing community renewable energy projects. SASC's Ben Rick explains why he’s excited about this overlooked part of the market – even if such projects aren’t always easy to implement.