Big Society Capital impact report reveals it has channelled £2.6bn of investment to more than 3,500 enterprises, highlights growing interest from venture capital firms, but points to need for more efforts to reach underserved communities.
Gael Drummond from Firstport says the high level of support the Scottish social enterprise ecosystem provides enables entrepreneurs from diverse backgrounds to develop their ventures. This week’s view from the Pioneers Post newsroom.
What's gone wrong on 'Planet DEI'? Despite progress on investing for diversity, equity and inclusion, access to capital for diverse founders is still lagging. An intense discussion identified two imperatives to address the 'diversity dilemma'.
We explore how social entrepreneurs can reframe their mindset to truly ‘design for disability’, how investment boards can better serve Black-led social enterprises and what the findings of SEUK’s State of Social Enterprise Survey mean.
Social Business Coffee Breaks: Disability advocates from across the UK’s impact sector share their thoughts on how social enterprise leaders can make their businesses more inclusive and accessible for disabled employees and consumers.
MY IMPACT STORY: The award-winning disability rights campaigner and social entrepreneur shares his story of how he transformed pain to purpose – and became one of the most influential disabled people in the UK.
The serial social entrepreneur and co-founder of Catalyst 2030 has a string of awards to her name. But Jeroo Billimoria isn't done yet. She tells us why representation of Global South changemakers is still woefully behind.