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  • 2011 Clore Social Leadership Fellows with Dame Mary Marsh and Sir John Gieve
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    Leadership challenges and social innovation

    19 April 2011

    Dame Mary Marsh, founding director of the Clore Social Leadership Programme, calls on leaders in all sectors to be clear about 'their social contribution and the shared values that drive this' ...more

  • David Molian is Director of the Business Growth & Development Programme at Cranf
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    Outgrowing the ghetto

    8 April 2011

    One of Europe’s top business schools has decided that social entrepreneurs are a force for the future. But if they are going to deliver their potential, they need to recognise that good business is, well, about doing good business – says David Molian, director of Cranfield’s prestigious business growth programme for entrepreneurs.
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  • Jonathan Lloyd, founder of Calmer Minds Insurance CIC
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    The CIC view: insuring a good future

    8 April 2011

    As CICs expand into unchartered territory, there is a spectrum of activities that will need to be insured. Jonathan Lloyd, founder of Calm Minds Insurance CIC, is working with the CIC Association to develop group-specific insurance products to meet emerging needs ...more

  • Chris Rayner, advisor at Business Link in London
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    Business surgery: things aren’t working?

    6 April 2011

    At the best of times things go wrong, and in these difficult times the likelihood goes up. Although disappointing and frustrating, regard these as opportunites to learn and improve, says Chris Rayner, advisor at Business Link in London ...more

  • Sophi Tranchell is managing director of Divine Chocolate.
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    Diary of a social entrepreneur: April 2011

    6 April 2011

    This month, Divine's Sophi Tranchell celebrates women’s strides forward ...more

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    Expert eye: localism challenges

    6 April 2011

    Catherine Rustomji, head of Third Sector North – Hempsons,  outlines how the Localism Bill could open opportunities to social enterprises ...more

  • An artist’s impression of the Liliac scheme
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    Deal Q&A: Low Impact Living Affordable Community (Lilac)

    29 March 2011

    Paul Chatterton, founder of Low Impact Living Affordable Community (Lilac), explains how a group of determined Leeds residents plan to revolutionise affordable housing
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  • Caroline Mason, chief operating officer at Charity Bank
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    Home economics: Changing voices

    29 March 2011

    Your regular column from Caroline Mason, chief operating officer at Charity Bank. THIS MONTH: It’s time to redefine society’s priorities and profit culture ...more

  • Rod Schwartz, CEO of clearlyso.com
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    Market watch: Social Impact Bonds

    29 March 2011

    Your regular column from Rod Schwartz, CEO of clearlyso.com, a marketplace for social business and investment. THIS MONTH: Will the USA capitalise on another UK innovation?
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  • Alex Fox

    Small is beautiful

    9 March 2011

    Alex Fox, CEO of NAAPS, explains the 'lean, flexible and exceptional' wonder of the micro-enterprise ...more

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