Social Enterprise

You Can Actually Change the World and Make Money From It!

Adam Bradford | Posted 27.08.2015 | UK
Adam Bradford

I've been taking a look into purpose beyond profit, opportunities and career paths which take you beyond the boardroom and to the heart of the world in which we live. I think you'll find it extremely fulfilling just like I did.

What Can We Learn From Kids Company?

June O'Sullivan MBE | Posted 25.08.2015 | UK
June O'Sullivan MBE

There is no doubt that some people are sitting smugly thinking 'this would never happen to us' however I think we all need to recognise that this could happen to any of us. This situation poses some questions?

Lucy Sherriff

Young Entrepreneur Of The Week: Julius Ibrahim Is Training Up The Homeless To Work In His Cafe

HuffingtonPost.com | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 13.07.2015 | UK Universities & Education

Julius Ibrahim is a final year student at UCL, with a big love of food - and an even bigger passion for social enterprise. And now the 20-year-old ...

The Test of a One Nation Budget

Chris Mould | Posted 08.07.2015 | UK Politics
Chris Mould

As we digest the results of the budget today, the words seem as good a test to judge it by as any. To be true to the One Nation ideal the budget must answer a simple question those of us in the foodbanks movement ponder every day. What can be done to reduce the number of people in poverty and hunger?

Partners in Development: the Recipe for Win-Win-Win Partnerships

Rajeeb Dey | Posted 07.07.2015 | UK
Rajeeb Dey

Within the social enterprise arena Partnerships are certainly a key vehicle for scaling ventures and achieving greater social impact. Exploring the to...

Is Religion the World's Largest Social Enterprise Accelerator?

Rajeeb Dey | Posted 09.06.2015 | UK
Rajeeb Dey

Religion and its role within business is something which fascinates me and is not a topic I feel is widely discussed.

Meet The People Ready To Fund Your Social Enterprise

The Huffington Post UK | Shihab S Joi | Posted 19.06.2015 | UK

The word ‘grant’ usually precedes the word ‘wish’, and for many social enterprise ventures, it can feel like you'll need a huge sprinkling of ...

This Socially Responsible Beer Brand Is In The Running To Win A Share Of $1M In Funding From Chivas

The Huffington Post UK | Jennifer Barton | Posted 19.06.2015 | UK

Back in October 2014, Chivas launched a competition to find the UK's most inspirational social enterprise. And who came out on top in the UK? Two F...

Social Impact Insights: Iqbal Wahhab, Founder and CEO, Roast Restaurant

Carlos Miranda | Posted 26.06.2015 | UK
Carlos Miranda

As much as "social enterprise" is a buzzword these days, there are people who reject this label entirely. 'Reluctant social entrepreneur,' Iqbal Wahhab is one such person. Sitting in Roast Restaurant in Borough Market, London, enjoying a delicious macchiato and the exceptional service of their highly-rated staff, I questioned Iqbal's hesitation to embrace this categorisation of his long-standing work supporting the community.

Self-Limitless Belief: The Time to Believe and Achieve

Rajeeb Dey | Posted 16.06.2015 | UK
Rajeeb Dey

We are all familiar with the concept of self-limiting beliefs. I am sure there have been times where you have questioned yourself and worried about whether you can indeed accomplish something you have set out to do? It ultimately comes down to belief. Belief in yourself and the beliefs which form your modus operandi.

Sharing Is Caring: Six Top Lessons From the Skoll World Forum

Rajeeb Dey | Posted 12.06.2015 | UK
Rajeeb Dey

With one of the pre-eminent events of the Social Enterprise annual calendar just days away - the Skoll World Forum 2015 - I thought I would reflect on the lessons learnt from last year's Forum, themes I expect to emerge this year as well as offer tips to those taking part in this year's event for the first time...

Belu Water Hits £1Million - And Transforms People's Lives

Barbara Frost | Posted 25.05.2015 | UK
Barbara Frost

Belu started with a simple idea - to transform the bottled water industry by reducing the sector's environmental impact and using 100% of its profits to fund clean water projects in the world's poorest communities. From humble beginnings, this mineral water has made a huge impact.

Cashews, Co-ops and Constantine: One Woman Entrepreneur's Remarkable Story

Konaté Issa | Posted 09.05.2015 | UK
Konaté Issa

Against the odds, she completed primary school and moved to Côte d'Ivoire's second largest town, Bouaké, to become secretary to a local pharmacy and learn business administration.

What's The UK's Worthiest New Social Enterprise?

The Huffington Post UK | Shihab S Joi | Posted 02.03.2015 | UK

The search for the most deserving social enterprise in the nation has come to an end. The Venture, an initiative set up by Premium Scotch Whiskey ...

The Next Frontier for Social Impact Investment

Nick Stanhope | Posted 07.03.2015 | UK
Nick Stanhope

The prize for this collaboration would be thousands more sustainable social ventures that harness consumer markets to drive social progress and change.

Quiz: Are You Cut Out To Be An Entrepreneur?

Huffington Post UK | Shihab S Joi | Posted 17.12.2014 | UK

You like the idea of being your own boss. If you weren’t tied to your current job and had the chance to go with that killer business idea that’s b...

How iZettle Stunt Made Six Small Businesses Shine In The Very Heart Of London

Huffington Post UK | Posted 24.11.2014 | UK

During six days in October, iZettle helped six of Britain’s smallest businesses open their own flagship store on bustling Oxford Street in the heart...

It's Our Economy, Stupid

Dan Gregory | Posted 19.01.2015 | UK Politics
Dan Gregory

Something's happening. But our political elite haven't quite grasped it yet. The SNP surge, the rise of UKIP and the Greens, calls for devolution for English cities and a luvvie-wuvvie-lution from Russell Brand have left the established Westminster parties confused. How can they respond to such diverse social critiques? It's difficult to fight off attacks from all angles...

The Special Relationship with Luminary Bakery

Gabriella Apicella | Posted 28.12.2014 | UK Entertainment
Gabriella Apicella

The Special Relationship moves beyond its status as one of London's most extraordinary literary events to become a force for change in the lives of some of the city's most vulnerable people. All proceeds raised next Tuesday evening at The Book Club in Shoreditch will be given to a ground-breaking new charitable organisation.

COMPETITION: Win Your Share of $1m And Become A Social Entrepreneur

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 11.11.2014 | UK

If you have a brilliant start-up idea or an existing business venture, you could win a share of $1m, business advice and the chance to make a real...

Why Social Entrepreneurs Need to Be Better Than Their Commercial Counterparts

Nick Stanhope | Posted 16.12.2014 | UK
Nick Stanhope

Successful commercial entrepreneurs have to prioritise building two types of value within their ventures: user value and financial value.

A Matter of Principle

Stephen Fear | Posted 07.10.2014 | UK
Stephen Fear

Remember the next time you walk past a person sitting in a shop doorway that he or she isn't sitting there in the wind and rain as a lifestyle choice. They are there because something went wrong in their life and they are struggling to deal with it. They are someone's son, daughter, mother, brother or father. They could be yours!

Social Impact Insights: Nigel Kershaw, Chairman of Big Issue and CEO of Big Issue Invest

Carlos Miranda | Posted 05.10.2014 | UK
Carlos Miranda

Nigel is a veteran and pioneer of social enterprise and social finance; in fact, he was working in these spaces well before they even had names. He is the Chairman of The Big Issue, a social enterprise founded in 1991 enabling homeless individuals in the UK to earn a living, and the CEO of Big Issue Invest, a social investment business founded in 2005 that provides finance to social enterprises.

Social Innovation Through Hope Economies: From Addicts to Entrepreneurs

Loren Treisman | Posted 15.07.2014 | UK
Loren Treisman

Bridgetown on the Cape Flats in Cape Town isn't where you'd immediately head to seek out social innovation. High unemployment and poverty have left communities plagued by drug addiction and gang crime; the lack of opportunity leaving many feeling hopeless...

Why Am I Passionate About Food Waste?

Jenny Dawson | Posted 06.07.2014 | UK
Jenny Dawson

We are all very aware of the problems that climate change and deforestation have on the sustainability of our planet. Food waste however is an enormous growing issue affecting our resources that seems to go under looked or thought of as less significant.