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.
Running a social business is hard work. In this videocast we explore four key areas to get right with Louisa Ziane of Toast Ale – the social enterprise that turns surplus bread into beer – and expert Eddie Finch from Buzzacott.
We tasked four women from our WISE100 network to choose just one moment that mattered in their career as a social impact leader. Watch UnLtd's Mathu Jeyaloganathan share her story before a live audience in London.
"While nothing is predictable in today’s world," says the British Asian Trust's Abha Thorat-Shah, outcome-based financing can be "the panacea that drives sustainable, systemic social change for common good".
In an exclusive interview, the chair of the Commission on Social Investment says his report’s recommendations can deliver ‘levelling up’ – but the UK government must get serious about social enterprise and social investment.
One of the UK’s first impact investment specialists, and once describing itself as “Europe’s leading impact investment bank”, ClearlySo went into administration at the end of 2021, owing more than £10m to creditors and shareholders.
“The future comes very, very quickly.” Podcast guests Tej Dhami and Zoe Portlock on why a social enterprise's longevity means much, much more than dusty risk registers – and why current ways of working may put the wider movement itself at risk.
Locavore’s goal is to make grocery shopping more affordable for shoppers and beneficial to the local economy. The social enterprise supermarket is the latest business to receive support from Social Investment Scotland in the last few months.