Social entrepreneurs can offer bold solutions to tackle the UK’s challenges, but will policymakers listen? Kevin Armstrong shares his insights into what was making Labour and Conservative party members tick at this year’s party conferences.
Social entrepreneurs are optimistic about the future, but – despite plans for a new national strategy and funding – they remain frustrated by the lack of structural political support, as the latest German Social Entrepreneurship Monitor reveals.
Russell Brand's new cafe is more than a business that creates a social impact. It's a vehicle for him to express his political views. Stephen Miller asks whether it's time for more social enterprises to move beyond the political middle ground.
From an insight into social investment activity in South Asia and the launch of a new UK charity retail bond, to UKIP's mysterious charitable donation and Russell Brand's social enterprise, here's our weekly innovation digest.
George Osborne yesterday announced that £75m of fines imposed on UK banks will go to military charities. But community activists argue the money would be better invested in financial services for those excluded from mainstream banking sector.
A social enterprise gym, bottled water and a nursery help make Houses of Parliament an official 'Buy Social' organisation. But the ardent traditionalists needn't fear – the staff shooting range remains in place.