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 Pioneers Post team ventures into absolute darkness on a visit to London’s Dialogue in the Dark sensory exhibition. We discover how the social enterprise franchise might inspire a more accessible world.
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.