Social Investment – a missing link for Corporate CSR?

Posted by on Mar 13, 2014 in Funding, Innovation, Strategy, Uncategorised

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:

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

Posted by on Feb 20, 2014 in Blog, Civil Society, Governance, Innovation, Strategy

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. 

Appetite growing for social investment – among the funders

Posted by on Feb 18, 2014 in Blog, Funding, Innovation, Strategy

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.

Being creative isn’t enough

Posted by on Jan 13, 2014 in Blog, Fundraising, Marketing & Communications, Strategy

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.

Why Does Resilience Matter?

Posted by on Nov 6, 2013 in Blog, Civil Society, Innovation, Resilience, Strategy

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 […]