Blog: Feb 2021

COVID-19: Coastal Communities

29 July 2020

Yesterday we published our ‘COVID-19 and Coastal Communities’ report, which set out a blueprint on how we can ‘Build Back Better’ by investing in a social economy that generates good jobs and secure incomes for local people. Our Policy Lead Will Thomson summarises our recommendations.

A Plan for Jobs: but is it fairer?

10 July 2020

As lockdown eases and businesses begin to reopen their doors to the public, the economy and labour market are flailing. Our Policy Lead Will Thomson explains how the Government should look to the social economy to build resilience across employment sectors and places.

Black Lives Still Matter: Our Ongoing and New Internal Initiatives

2 July 2020

Black Lives Matter, still matter and have always mattered to SIB. Our Diversity Coordinator Ebru Buyukgul shares our ongoing and new internal initiatives and reiterates our commitment to equality, diversity, and inclusion.

The Resilience and Recovery Loan Fund: Five takeaways from our new online dashboard

24 June 2020

Since launching the Resilience and Recovery Loan Fund at the end of April, transparency has been a key aim. In line with this, we are publishing a new online dashboard with real-time data from the Fund. Our Researcher Jenny Smith shares some insights and analysis from this so far.

COVID-19: Grimsby Deep Dive

28 May 2020

Alongside our work with Tortoise, we’re working on a COVID-19 & Communities data sprint to drill a little deeper into what the current crisis means for the social economy. Our Policy Lead Will Thomson explores this within the context of places and people.

COVID-19: Local authorities must change how they invest in places

13 May 2020

As we look towards a post-COVID recovery, our Policy Lead Will Thomson explains why local authorities need to refocus their investments towards putting people and the planet first.

Three New Takeaways from SIB’s COVID-19 Data Collection

12 May 2020

As SIB continues to collect data on COVID-19 internally, our Researcher Jenny Smith shares an update and more insights.

COVID-19: The Struggles of Penzance

29 April 2020

As we move into the second week of our partnership with Tortoise, our Director of Learning and Influence Genevieve Maitland Hudson shares key local economic insights from the South West, and what this means for the post-COVID recovery for the social economy.

COVID-19: what happens next?

21 April 2020

Today we launched a data partnership with Tortoise. Our Director of Learning and Influence Genevieve Maitland Hudson shares more on SIB’s immediate investment in data work to understand how the pandemic, and the lock down, is affecting communities and local areas, and what happens next.

Five Takeaways from SIB’s COVID-19 Data Collection

15 April 2020

We’re changing the way we collect data internally to better understand the impact COVID-19 is having on our customers. Our Researcher Jenny Smith shares more on our processes and insights so far.


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