Social Impact

I'd advise other people who are looking for a rewarding career change to consider teaching - especially if you like working with young people, are interested in a subject area or are keen to find a career path with a wide range of opportunities. Teaching always has been and always will be my way of tackling those January blues, and it could be yours too.
Of course teaching is not without its own challenges, but there are also many benefits and rewards that make the hard work worth it. I go home at the end of each day knowing that I've made a difference. Is that something you'd like to feel too?
How do we re-view the sorts of challenges we're looking to address through a digital lens? My favourite way of describing of the difference between digital and analogue is the difference between a trombone and a trumpet.
This week marks the beginning of Fashion Revolution Week, but how can you be a fashion revolutionary? For the first time, a global online event will take place which anyone in the world can take part in: the Fashion Revolution Wall.
In our Social Impact Insights series, we like to highlight the work of incredible, socially motivated individuals who are
The musical star of Black Eyed Peas, The Voice judge and visionary entrepreneur headlined Entrepreneur's 360 conference in New York City this week and I was delighted to say I was there.
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.
For the past eight years I've been working with young people, young entrepreneurs and social entrepreneurs across the country and abroad. It's been an eye-opener to say the least. I've had the pleasure of witnessing the talent and creativity this world's young people have and the way in which it is being suppressed and thrown away by a fickle society.
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.
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.
Funders in the charitable sector give their money to good causes, so it can seem churlish to say that they need to think more about the impact of their giving. But surely this is true. The way in which funders support their chosen cause can mean they have a lesser or greater impact.
here seems to be a very steep rise in frequency of reconviction events between the two periods September 2008 to March 2010 and September 2010 to March 2012. We see the same pattern with re-offending rates.
We need to allow our messages for a healthy and united society to be amplified by others; volunteering is the ultimate way to reinvent yourself and embrace the joy of giving. Even if at times volunteering is challenging, you will come to know that what appears today to be a sacrifice will prove instead to be the greatest investment that you will ever make in your life.
As an entrepreneur my relationship with banks is rather straightforward: I use them to achieve my business objectives. They, in turn, profit from my success. Therefore I struggle to understand why the government, as majority owner of RBS and Lloyds Banking Group, doesn't use its relationship to greater effect.