As heatwaves sweep Asia and Europe, the reality of the climate crisis is becoming ever more obvious to even the most hardened sceptics. Who has the ideas, skills and motivation to move us to net zero? Social entrepreneurs!
Fisherman turned climate scientist Tero Mustonen set up Snowchange, a co-operative, to help rewild his native Finland. But, as peatlands and lakes slowly recover, a new question emerges: how much should humans continue to intervene with nature?
Gina McCarthy, Mary Robinson and other leading women in the fight against climate change emphasise at the Skoll World Forum that scientific solutions alone are not enough – people’s needs must be considered too.
Speaking at a panel talk at the British Academy’s Future of the Corporation conference, the former US vice president said the move towards sustainability was real and public and private sectors should work together to move forward.
PLUS: BNP Paribas and European Investment Fund create €10m impact bond fund, SIS Ventures' second fundraise, US foundations back affordable food business Everytable, Dutch firm Tony’s Chocolonely secures new investment, and more.
When your message isn’t getting through, it’s time for dramatic tactics. Social Enterprise UK on how their latest public-facing campaign drew from some unlikely sources of inspiration – and why they're ruling nothing out for the next phase.