PART ONE: Post-Covid, social entrepreneurs will be under even more pressure to get their business model right. This three-part series shows you how. First: what are the core components of any social enteprise, and what trade-offs need to be managed?
How do you lead through upheaval and huge uncertainty? Zoe Portlock of London-based Bikeworks on revamping the business, giving restless cyclists a sense of purpose – and the unexpected lessons of life under lockdown.
Social entrepreneur Jess Thompson, recently hospitalised with Covid-19, on how her fear and a sense of powerlessness were brought into sharp relief through conversations with the refugee chefs at Migrateful.
The UK’s minister for civil society has acknowledged the social impact achieved through the government’s £49bn spending is not up to scratch. Ensuring central government spending has a positive impact is one of her three priorities...
Andrea Gamson, co-founder of _SocialStarters and WISE100 Women’s Champion award-winner, on surviving the 2004 tsunami, booking in ‘monk days’ for her mental health, and plugging the skills gap in social enterprise.