Investing in an emerging manager means taking a bet on someone with less obvious track record. But there may be good reasons to invest – not least because a first- or second-time fund manager is likely also from an underrepresented background.
Talking about disability can be a very personal thing. But avoiding the topic entirely can leave disabled customers or employees feeling excluded and unable to access what they need. How can your organisation get it right?
There’s a new wave of diverse-led social enterprises in the UK, many ambitious and ready to grow. Yet often they’re unaware of, or unable to access, the right support or investment – or they're discouraged to even try. What needs to change?
Hiring people with direct experience of the issues an organisation tackles is often seen as good equity, diversity and inclusion practice. But there are a few things to consider to truly value and make the most of diverse life experiences.
Social investors are starting to look beyond ‘fancy-pants bankers’, and welcoming more people with first-hand experience at charities or social enterprises on to their investment committees. It sounds simple, but for some organisations it’s a big shift.
Diversity of thought “deeply changes the world”, says the social entrepreneur and SE100 keynote speaker. But we will miss out on innovations if we don't make it our business to listen out for those with different life experiences.
Listening to feedback and making tangible changes in response isn't easy, says UnLtd's David Bartram – but Big Society Capital's recent proposals will not drive the transformation needed to support purpose-led ventures.
As Big Society Capital marks its 10-year anniversary, CEO Stephen Muers reveals key changes ahead – including addressing past failings on diversity and changing a target return rate that is now “out of step” with the organisation's mission.
Growth Impact Fund developed by UnLtd, Shift and Big Issue Invest described as “fundamentally different” – aiming to back long-overlooked entrepreneurs and provide model for more inclusive social investment.