Social enterprises are no longer merely viewed as “pipeline” or “deal flow” by social investors. Instead, their needs for flexible, aligned and appropriate finance are recognised, says Nick Temple. But challenges remain.
Award-winning ethical investment co-op Shared Interest helps people to earn a living through trade. Sally Seddon talks to us about investor demographics, impact measurement and Chino, the Chilean honey producer.
Social enterprise should be moved out of the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport to the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS), says Social Enterprise UK. It also calls for reform of the Social Value Act.
The CEO of Social Enterprise UK, Peter Holbrook, committed to being a stronger advocate for gender equality and urged others to be more transparent about power imbalances within their organisations at the launch of a new report from the British Council.