Blog: Feb 2021

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.

The Enterprise Development Programme returns: what's different?

13 February 2020

One year on from the pilot phase of the Enterprise Development Programme, our Head of Grants Deborah Smart reflects on the growing #EnterpriseMovement, and shares what makes the next phase of the programme different.

General Election 2019: 3 things up next

20 December 2019

The Conservative Party – led by Boris Johnson – achieved a landslide victory at last Thursday’s general election, securing its biggest majority since Margaret Thatcher’s victory in 1987. So what’s next for the social economy, and how will the proposed policies impact on the work we do as social investors? Our Policy Lead Will Thomson investigates.

Data for pragmatists: decide or delete in 6 steps

4 December 2019

Following last week’s blog on sharing the right data responsibly, our Research Manager Kirsten Mulcahy explores how to be pragmatic about data in decision-making processes, in part two of our new data-driven blog miniseries.

Sharing the right data responsibly

26 November 2019

Last week, our Director of Learning and Influence Genevieve Maitland Hudson blogged about our breaking up with beneficiary level data – but how do we go about sharing the right data responsibly within the social investment sector? Following on from the launch of our 2018-19 Impact Report, our Research Manager Kirsten Mulcahy makes the case in part one of our new data-driven blog series.

General Election 2019: what we want to see from the next Government

21 November 2019

Our Policy Coordinator Will Thomson’s recent Third Sector piece outlined what SIB want to see from the next Government in the General Election 2019. In a bumper edition, Will explores this from a social investment perspective in more detail.


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