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This Lady Got Africa Into Clean Cooking, Now She's Trying For The UK

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 26.09.2014 | UK Universities & Education

24-year-old Judith Walker was inspired to go into business with her brother Ruben in order to help Africans cook in a clean, cheap and sustainable way...

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

Carlos Miranda | Posted 06.08.2014 | 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.

Mindfulness in Schools

Anna Moody | Posted 16.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Anna Moody

Has anyone noticed that things are a bit 'off' in the world at the moment? How do we set about course correcting? Can anyone come up with a solution?

Who Cares About the Care Crisis? Entrepreneurs, Techies and Impact Investors Do

Joe Ludlow | Posted 01.07.2014 | UK
Joe Ludlow

So, what now? The bottom line is we need innovation in the way we deliver social care for older people that can tackle the increasing demand while being cost effective.

The Freelancers Lament

The Mac Twins | Posted 21.06.2014 | UK
The Mac Twins

Leave school, go to college/university, find job in that chosen field, totter up that career ladder, receive pension, retire playing golf, making soup and joining a bridge club. This is what schools drill into us since our first times tables test, and when you don't take this path, you feel like you're on the whacky races with no guidance pit stops and a worrying lack of financial fuel.

How to Solve a Problem Like Child Marriage?

Lakshmi Sundaram | Posted 10.06.2014 | UK
Lakshmi Sundaram

I would describe Girls Not Brides as a partnership of disruptors: men and women like Laxmi who have come together to raise their collective voice against child marriage, a practice that devastates the lives of 14 million girls every year.

WATCH: Skoll World Forum On Social Entrepreneurship

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 10.04.2014 | UK

Each year, nearly 1,000 of the world’s most influential social entrepreneurs, key thought leaders and strategic partners gather at the University of...

Entrepreneur Gives Company Away With Money in the Bank - It Could Be Yours!

Ellie Stoneley | Posted 24.05.2014 | UK
Ellie Stoneley

If you were offered the chance to acquire a successful company with £10K in the bank, with 10 years worth of contacts, clients and connections in a jaw droppingly inspiring little black book and the chance to lead and develop it what would you do?

PR Is Dead! Long Live PR!

Paul Blanchard | Posted 21.05.2014 | UK
Paul Blanchard

The PR agency model is dying - but a shiny new type of PR is emerging; one that will flex to meet the demands of the digital age. More and more PR professionals are going solo, not just here but globally, and over the next ten years it's going to be these independent consultants, rather than the big agencies, who will - like me - be standing behind the most powerful people in the world.

The Floods Should Convince Ministers to Increase Home-Grown Energy

Tony Juniper | Posted 13.05.2014 | UK Politics
Tony Juniper

In the aftermath of the floods and the debate about what needs to be done to prevent similar events in future, there has been a focus on the role of farming. A lot of this has been about land use, and how water can be slowed down with trees, better soil management and wetlands...

Is Ethical Banking an Oxymoron?

Ian Middleton | Posted 30.04.2014 | UK
Ian Middleton

On the day that Royal Bank of Scotland announced a bonus payout to it's staff of £588million in spite of an operating loss of £8.24billion, one had to wonder if any lessons were really learnt from the mess that was left after the banking crash only a few years ago...

Are We Wasting Entrepreneurship Education on the Young?

Michelle Wright | Posted 19.04.2014 | UK
Michelle Wright

A new report from the All Party Parliamentary Group for Micro Business has called for better integration of entrepreneurial skills at all levels of education. It's a good report that suggests combining the best of Government, academia, the business community and charitable initiatives to achieve a coordinated programme.

Entrepreneurs Have Careers Too

Malcolm Bell | Posted 10.03.2014 | UK
Malcolm Bell

Cruising around in a yacht, the sun is shining, and I'm with Playboy bunnies. That's what I had in mind when I decided to be an entrepreneur. I was 15. It's easy to imagine successful entrepreneurs living the good life. Fast cars, private jets, yachts, St.Tropez, champagne, sunshine and rainbows, and for me girls in bikinis, lots of girls in bikinis.

Let's Talk About Content

Carlos Miranda | Posted 31.01.2014 | UK
Carlos Miranda

While there is no secret formula to creating engaging social media content, the best examples of content have two things in common: the content is original and it has been distributed in the right way to the right people.

Launching a Job-Site Startup at 18: Over 10,000 Jobs, 60,000 Hits and 50 Sleepless Nights

Rasheed Rollins | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK
Rasheed Rollins

YouthDirect allows a young person to find any job opportunity, work experience, apprenticeship, internship or training opportunity in any field that interests them by simply submitting their post-code. With the website's simple map feature, any young person can find the closest opportunity to them and apply for it through us.

Public Services We Can Believe In

Dan Gregory | Posted 28.12.2013 | UK Politics
Dan Gregory

The taxpayer it seems, doesn't actually like privatisation very much. Successive governments have often been to the right of the taxpayer, outsourcing regardless of a public mandate, not least in the NHS.

Trust and Philanthropy

Carlos Miranda | Posted 21.12.2013 | UK
Carlos Miranda

Earlier this month, the Stars Foundation - in partnership with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Charities Aid Foundation, GlobalGiving UK, the Pea...

Young People Are Unemployed and Unengaged - But We Have an Answer

Andrea Cooper | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Andrea Cooper

There is no easy answer to youth unemployment. When young people took to the streets to riot two years ago, questions were asked. Why do young people not seem to care about the destruction of their communities? Why are so many unemployed? What can we do about it?

How To Transition Into Social Enterprise

Adele Barlow | Posted 10.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Adele Barlow

On September 9th, we ran one of our Adam Street Club events with On Purpose, a London-based social enterprise leadership development program. Here are some nuggets of advice from the evening.

Why I Don't Use Zero-Hours Contracts: Three Basic Principles

Charlie Mowat | Posted 03.11.2013 | UK
Charlie Mowat

I can see the issue from both points of view, and the debate seems to have polarised with the solution probably being somewhere in the middle. I certainly don't think that zero-hours contracts should be banned outright. However, at my company, The Clean Space, nobody is on a zero-hour contract, despite them being extremely common in the cleaning industry as this list of vacancies shows.

Social Impact Insights: Andrea Coleman, CEO & Co-Founder of Riders for Health

Carlos Miranda | Posted 20.10.2013 | UK
Carlos Miranda

Accepted stats claim that there are roughly 180,000 registered charities and about 60,000 social enterprises across the UK. Odds are that as you read this blog post, some enterprising and socially minded individual is busy registering a new charity or social enterprise.

Six Years Ago...

Dr Charlie Alcock | Posted 04.09.2013 | UK
Dr Charlie Alcock

Figures show that one in three young people who offend have an unmet mental health need at the time of offence. If someone is wielding a knife, it's highly unlikely that anyone will ask if they are depressed. This could be exactly what they are feeling, however, it's just that it's presented in an atypical way.

Want a Better World? Stop Giving Charity!

Marko Kasic | Posted 26.08.2013 | UK
Marko Kasic

Peter Amores is changing the world. Not your world, but the world of young people in Tondo, Manila, one of the Philippines most dilapidated slums and ...

The B-Team a Turning Point for Business? Not Without the 'Boom'!

Marko Kasic | Posted 21.08.2013 | UK
Marko Kasic

I sincerely hope the B-Team lets the Millennial Generation lead them and that it doesn't turn into procession of corporate compunction by born again incumbent leaders. The world doesn't need apologies; it needs a new perspective that defines success. It needs a 'Boom'.

Why Great Britain Needs Social Enterprise to Succeed Spectacularly

Abhaey Singh | Posted 16.08.2013 | UK
Abhaey Singh

News of this week's launch of The UK Social Economy Alliance could be one of the greatest business stories in our modern history. That's no exaggerati...