The community interest company offers a neat solution for some UK social enterprises – but can cause headaches for those wanting to scale up through equity investment. Look before you leap into choosing a CIC, advises a legal expert.
Fairphone sold over 100,000 phones last year in 16 countries. But can the disruptor brand keep up with the industry giants? CFO Noud Tillemans tells us why brand awareness is now crucial – and how recent impact investment will play a part.
The journey from farm to fork can be highly polluting, with food processing firms a major source of emissions. How do you get companies to take action? In Indonesia, one B Corp has found a solution – one that also offers renewable power to rural homes.
In his new series, responsible business pioneer Michael Solomon challenges businesses to a “race to the top” to convert positive impact into “cold, hard competitive advantage over the greenwashers, laggards and other stalwarts of business as usual”.
A car company in Wales has created a unique business structure that balances the interests of environment, employees and others with those of its shareholders. We need to replicate this model widely – before it's too late, says author Paddy Le Flufy.