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Social Investment – a missing link for Corporate CSR?

By Barry Collins

Investment in social enterprises is still very much a fledgling agenda in the mindset of the investment community. This is probably not surprising as the criteria for being designated a social enterprise as used by the Cabinet Office in its 2012 Social Enterprise Market Trends ‘ suggested the following five criteria: Read more

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Appetite growing for social investment – among the funders

By Amanda Carpenter

Sitting in a crowded auditorium at Bank of America Merrill Lynch recently listening to Bridges Ventures present their report “Shifting the Lens – A De-risking Toolkit for Impact Investment. Read more

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Winning business in the public sector

By Kevin Baughen

Two years ago, I wrote a piece for the Guardian website about how small organisations were struggling to even be considered to deliver local, public services in spite of the Big Society initiative claiming this was all going to change…

Have you seen any evidence of change since then?  We’re genuinely interested at Achill Management in the kinds of organisations that are perceived to be appropriate to deliver public contracts but who aren’t Serco or Group 4 (and they still win contracts despite unbelievable behaviour!). Read more

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