‘Diverse-led’ social enterprises often miss out on access to social investment. An obvious solution: involve potential investees in the design of the fund. But it's not a quick win, as social investors UnLtd and Impact Hub Bradford tell us.
On the new generation of lawyers forming a tight-knit tribe – and embracing experimentation, not obstruction; UK budget essentials; and news from UnLtd – this week's view from the editors at Pioneers Post.
As decision time looms on where to allocate £700m of dormant assets, the MP for Stoke-on-Trent Central makes the case for social entrepreneurs – who "dare to think differently" and make a huge impact, especially in underserved areas of the UK.
UK equity and racial justice fund attracts hundreds of leaders and founders from underrepresented backgrounds – debunking fears that there would be insufficient demand from diverse leaders, fund manager says.
Ecommerce is a huge opportunity for social enterprises, but they often lack the confidence and resources to get it right. Ebay UK on how it's helping early-stage social ventures to start selling online – without pushing predefined outcomes.
The UK chancellor Jeremy Hunt outlined a budget last week that sought to bring stability to the country’s finances. Yet the looming recession is plummeting social enterprises and the communities they serve into crisis.