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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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What if it isn’t women who are the problem?

By Carole Pemberton

Anyone who has been interested in the issue of equality at work for some time, will have grown weary of endless reports noting the slow progress towards greater representation of women on UK Boards.  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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Being creative isn’t enough

By Kevin Baughen

Successful fundraising and marketing isn’t just about being clever or creative.  Only creative or advertising agencies with awards to win think this is the case. Read more

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Why Does Resilience Matter?

By Carole Pemberton

We live in a world which is marked by disruption: whether it is the impact of the financial crisis on organisations and individuals; changes in social patterns in how we live, or climate change. The certainties which marked previous generations are no longer available to us. That is why resilience is now on the agenda of those involved in working with communities; of organisations trying to adapt to shifts in economic power, and individuals. Read more

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