The UK’s landmark Social Value Act has “infinite potential” to influence change, says Chris White, the former MP who authored the Act ten years ago, as a new coalition is formed to push forward progress by 2032.
Influential global group warns ambitious climate and social targets will not be met without much more private capital, and sets out “actionable” recommendations to get there, in what chair Nick Hurd describes as a “radical” and ambitious report.
Is the European Commission now “in love with” the social economy? Detailed package of measures to promote social enterprises, cooperatives, charities and more is hailed as “huge development for our sector”.
The Glasgow talks – and hundreds of fringe events – are wrapping up today, but what next for business and finance? Hear what some ministers, CEOs and impact investing leaders have to say, in our pick of the fortnight's quotes.
Our oceans are drowning in plastic waste. But what if you could stop the stream of rubbish closer to the source? One nonprofit is doing just that, by bringing its unusual invention to the world’s dirtiest rivers. Technology, though, is just the beginning.
Larry Fink, CEO of world’s largest asset manager, says public and private sectors must join forces to ensure emerging economies aren’t left behind in shift to net zero – and suggests rushing decarbonisation would lead to dangerous polarisation.
Rishi pickings... Did the UK chancellor give us loads of money – or just a lot of missed opportunities? Here’s what some of the UK's social enterprise and social investment leaders had to say about this week's Budget.
Changes to alcohol and air travel tax, and more talk of levelling up in the UK's autumn Budget, unveiled yesterday – but is it good news or bad for social entrepreneurs? UnLtd's Kevin Armstrong takes a closer look.
Mid Worcestershire MP fills vacancy left by former civil society minister Diana Barran in last month’s government reshuffle – taking on responsibility for charities and social enterprises alongside sport, tourism and heritage.