Katie Buckingham started Altruist Enterprises aged just 19 following her own experience of mental ill health. She tells Tim West why she’s an optimist – and why outside support was crucial in taking her business to the next level.
Most companies’ sustainability reports still fail to capture what matters to the people who actually experience the impacts. Assurance can help us put them and their wellbeing high up on the agenda – and push us to keep improving.
Social enterprises are perfectly placed to nurture the rich connections that emerge when people work together for shared benefit – creating this ‘social wealth’ should be embedded within every social enterprise, argues author Freer Spreckley.
IMPACT 101: Bewildered by buzzwords? Drowning in jargon? Webreak down the terminology and get back to basics with impact economy concepts. This time, Ingrid Abreu Scherer provides your Impact 101 on ‘social prescribing’.
GDP up, good; GDP down, bad? Not so simple, especially when assessing citizens’ wellbeing. Many alternative measures aim to fill that gap, but none can entirely replace GDP, writes our columnist – and in any case, the real issue lies deeper...
Are public sector accounts ‘materially misstated’? Our columnist gets anxious as he submerges himself in the alphabet soup of global public sector accounting standards – and proposes a simple addition to bring social value back to the surface.
Confederation of British Industry – which represents nearly 200,000 UK firms – says businesses should ‘bottle the Covid-19 spirit of cooperation’ and ‘lock in’ employee wellbeing as part of wide-ranging vision to transform economy.
Business schools, ecosystem builders, accelerators and impact investors can all play a role in filling the 'wellbeing gap' that leaves many social entrepreneurs struggling, ashamed of failure or burnt out. Here are five places to start.