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Bite-sized stories selected from your social enterprise and impact investing news releases. This week: new declarations of a climate emergency, Big Issue goes contactless, Social Investment Scotland reveals annual figures, and more.
Plus: Bridges raises £35m for second social outcomes fund, Palladium's first impact fund targets $40m for African small businesses, Scotland's first community-owned school building and impactful chocolate in Indonesia...
Export support for SMEs are rarely designed specifically for social businesses. A pioneering programme funded by the Scottish Government is helping selected enterprises to expand into five African countries.
Scotland is world-renowned for its thriving social enterprise scene, and it’s looking set to retain its top spot. Chris Martin, who joined Social Enterprise Scotland as CEO last December, tells us what to expect.
Should social enterprise be on every school curriculum? It will be in Scotland by 2028. We find out what pupils and teachers think about a groundbreaking programme led by the Social Enterprise Academy and the Scottish government.