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FRC Group has won a string of awards recently, but success hasn't always come easy. CEO Shaun Doran tells us what it takes to lead a social business through ups and downs – and why its strategy includes helping other entrepreneurs too.
A pioneering repayable finance offer aimed at supporting community-led housing schemes is now in its tenth year. As the movement continues to grow, CAF Venturesome's Anne-Helene Sinha reflects on how investors can best support them.
Last year CAF Venturesome examined why some of its social investments have failed to repay in full. CAF's team focussed on financial “failure”, rather than failure to achieve social impact. What are the most common reasons loans don't get repaid?