PLUS: Scotland’s £30m Third Sector Growth Fund; Ford Foundation seeds Black Feminist Fund with £15m; Big Issue Invest backs Sport England; Neighbourly raises £3m; National Academy for Social Prescribing funds 37 projects; and more.
PLUS: Blue Impact Fund first of its kind in UK; Germany's EIF-backed social innovation fund; Bain Capital raises $800m for second impact investing fund; Los Angeles' Everytable raises $16m in Series B round; and more.
Social enterprises may be missing a trick if they’re not engaging local individuals as micro-investors – and their own staff and volunteers could lead the way, says the director of Scottish Communities Finance.
Post-pandemic economies should shift focus from economic growth to citizens' wellbeing – and social enterprises have a key role to play, policymakers from Scotland and Amsterdam said at the Social Enterprise World Forum 2020.
Lockdown has one upside: it's easier than ever to rub shoulders with social entrepreneurs and impact investors from around the world – without even leaving your desk. Here are 10 to add to your schedule.