Tensions that we don’t talk about and purchasing decisions we thought were right but shouldn’t have made – procurement bosses and social value gurus get to grips with the big issues of buying for public benefit.
The UK’s minister for civil society has acknowledged the social impact achieved through the government’s £49bn spending is not up to scratch. Ensuring central government spending has a positive impact is one of her three priorities...
This year we've covered everything from a transgender beauty salon in Pakistan, to Ethiopia's first domestic drone manufacturer. Get up to speed with our most popular social enterprise and impact investment stories of the year.
Bite-sized stories this week: Businesses pledge big at climate talks, UK construction firm Wates hits £20m social spending target, a new law in Cyprus, grants windfall for Irish projects and a market first in recycled materials for water company Belu.