INTERVIEW: Putting a price tag on a company’s social and environmental impact is the only way to demonstrate its true profit and loss, believes Sir Ronald Cohen, who is now focusing on driving forward the next accounting revolution.
Pioneers Post's Laura Joffre reports from a long-awaited and high-profile gathering on Europe's social economy – where the "guest of honour" makes a powerful appeal for solidarity. Plus, this week's top stories.
Ukrainian Social Academy board member says war has “hurt” – but not destroyed – the nation’s long history of business with a social mission. Now, it needs support to help create jobs for displaced Ukrainians.
At the Future of Europe conference in Strasbourg, Yolanda Díaz commits to making social economy a priority, while French secretary of state Olivia Grégoire says the sector shows "a path forward" for the reinvention of Europe.
How can the law help us shift to a world where business is a force for good? Enter the new Global Alliance of Impact Lawyers, which aims to replicate what works and to nurture the next generation of ‘impact lawyers’.
Statement signed by 22 social economy ministers and top officials says common definition will respect individual national traditions – while unprecedented high-level gathering sends “strong political signal”, says France’s secretary of state.
A European status would enable social enterprises to gain recognition across member states and take advantage of single market, according to Nicolas Schmit – while fellow EU official Thierry Breton says social economy crucial to future of bloc.
Majority of young changemakers juggle additional professional commitments to make a living, new research finds. Plus, six in 10 have experienced burnout, with even higher rates among women and people from marginalised groups.
Is the European Commission now “in love with” the social economy? Detailed package of measures to promote social enterprises, cooperatives, charities and more is hailed as “huge development for our sector”.