As social investment network AVPN turns 10, its first Asian boss explains how she's translating the foreign concept of venture philanthropy, why the “cloak of joint decision-making” is so powerful – and why she was an unlikely candidate for CEO.
What does it take to run a top-performing social business? The seven winners of the 2021 NatWest SE100 awards spill the beans in a series of video postcards filmed especially for Pioneers Post readers.
The extreme pressure of running a social venture can hit hard: a quarter of business leaders surveyed recently said they'd had to take time off as a result. But what are the triggers – and how can social entrepreneurs avoid pushing themselves too far?
Social business Catch22 – itself the product of a merger between two organisations – has announced a string of tie-ups in recent years, including at least one that didn't quite go to plan. CEO Chris Wright shares what he’s learned from the experience.
The transition to sustainable business models, if done properly, requires letting go of so much that it is actually a form of grief, writes Amina Ahmad. How, then, do we support business leaders through discomfort and loss?
Can you run a business as a form of climate activism? The Ecosia founder reckons so. Find out how the online search company safeguards its mission, encourages protest and – even in a ‘David vs Goliath’ market – influences its competitors.
When things change suddenly, do you lean towards 'escape coping' or 'control coping'? Are you an adapter or an innovator? Explore ways to develop your adaptability – and set boundaries – as a social entrepreneur.