Blog: Oct 2020

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.

Government COVID-19 support must go further for charities and social enterprises

31 March 2020

The COVID-19 outbreak has proved crippling for both the global and social economy. But, despite an unheard-of support package to protect the jobs and income of many, our Policy Lead Will Thomson explains why the Government must go further in their support for civil society.

4 things the Diversity Forum is doing to achieve an inclusive workplace

10 March 2020

SIB is proud to be the current hosts of The Diversity Forum. Our Diversity Coordinator Ebru Buyukgul shares an update of what the Diversity Forum has been working on since November 2019, along with its plans for the year ahead.

The Case for Shared Ownership: Patrolling a Tight Labour Market

25 February 2020

In the final instalment in our blog miniseries ‘ The case for shared ownership ’, our Policy Lead Will Thomson looks at compliance, and the ways in which this and shared ownership business models could support workers in high-risk sectors.

The Femicide Census proves why women urgently need more safe housing

20 February 2020

Upon the publication of today’s Femicide Census report, our Business Development Executive Marianne Heyl reflects on its findings and shares the work Social Investment Business are exploring through investments in safe housing.

Why we get complexity wrong and why it matters

18 February 2020

There is much talk in the social investment sector around systems change and behaviours. Our Director of Learning and Influence Genevieve Maitland Hudson questions how the sector uses these analyses currently, and outlines the different approach that we’re taking at SIB.


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