Access to funding for diverse entrepreneurs is not a "pipeline problem", we hear at this week's Impact Shakers Summit in Brussels. Plus: new backers for Suzanne Biegel's legacy fund and why a UN resolution on the social economy matters.
UN recognition of the social economy builds on progress in many countries, from Senegal to South Korea. The next step is widespread implementation, say Victorine Anquediche Ndeye, Marlène Schiappa, Chantal Line Carpentier, Frédéric Bailly and Francois Bonnici.
Company directors’ reliance on international accounting standards means sustainability issues are currently reported separately, if at all. But there are steps they can take to better meet their legal responsibilities, says our columnist.
In the final instalment in this series, social enterprise pioneer Freer Spreckley sets out why accounting for all costs must be a core value – and proposes an update to the social accounting and audit system he first designed in the early 1980s.
Data from 1,700 companies using the SDG Action Manager reveals failure to commit to changes that would have most impact on Sustainable Development Goals – with most showing little ambition to improve their efforts.
Prior to this year’s Skoll World Forum we talked to Skoll Foundation CEO Sally Osberg to discuss her recently published book on social entrepreneurs and the effect they are having on global challenges.
There are approximately 60 million displaced refugees across the globe, of which roughly 3.5 million live in temporary transit camps. They need shelter. Swedish social enterprise Better Shelter is here to help.
The UN Sustainable Development Goals fail to recognise the power of business in promoting positive social change concludes a new report launched by Social Enterprise UK, the British Council and the World Bank in Washington D.C. today.