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Ideas, as well as people, now move more freely. We have put new models, drawn from other classes and other parts of the world, before the local people, creating new aspirations and new ideas.
Michael Young and Peter Willmott.
Family and Kinship in East London, 1957

Money matters

Date: May 09 2013

Posted by: David Floyd

If you’ve attended a social enterprise event during the last year, you’ll probably be aware that ‘social investment’, which for ages was ‘the next big thing’, has finally become ‘the big thing’. Now everyone, from the prime minister downwards, is talking about it. Some love social investment, some hate it but many of its strongest... Find out more

If The Shoe Fits: Social Ventures and Marketing Strategy

Date: April 04 2013

Posted by: David Floyd

One of the key differences between a social venture and a traditional charity is that by definition, a social venture takes a commercial approach to solving a social problem. It sells a product or service to customers, putting the profits back towards addressing whatever issue it has chosen to pursue. At the same time, it’s... Find out more