From inclusive film screenings to baking for kids with special needs, the businesses Social Ark incubates are all created by young people with lived experience of their area of work. Founder Lisa Stepanovic tells us why that matters.
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The founder of Free Your Mind CIC, which provides counselling and therapy to young people who've experienced domestic violence, on how the Covid-19 lockdown affected her day-to-day work – and her own mental health.
Where are the angels? Equity and ‘equity-like’ investment is a key growth tool for many social ventures but the impact investing community has failed to build trust, demand or the right products, new research suggests.
What does it take to grow a social business in the field of mental health? As the world grapples to understand the impact of Covid-19 on people's long-term wellbeing, three seasoned social entrepreneurs share their tips.