Blogs and Resources

Stories, opinion pieces and webinars on how social enterprises are tackling systemic injustice, responses to current affairs and practical tips for social enterprises on how they can embed justice, equity, diversity and inclusion across their work.

Spark & Co – no social justice without racial justice: a pandemic-inspired start-up

Find out about Spark & Co a social enterprise set-up at the height of the pandemic to support racialised people and communities to access information and support that was trustworthy and accessible.Read more

How Butterfly Books breaks down gender stereotypes in the classroom

‘My Mummy is an Engineer’, ‘My Mummy is a Firefighter’, ‘My Daddy is a Nurse’ - these are just a few of the books published by social enterprise Butterfly Books. Find out how they are tackling harmful gender stereotypes in the social enterprise story.Read more

How to effectively build a diverse & inclusive team

Diversity and inclusion have become buzzwords across the business world with companies large and small putting out statements and policies on how they are inclusive employers. But what does it mean to truly build a diverse and inclusive team? Hear from sector experts in this recording from the Social Enterprise Futures conference.Read more

Breaking down barriers in the arts –An interview with Adil Mohammed Javed

Listen to our interview with Adil Mohammed Javed, CEO at Alchemy Arts – a brilliant social enterprise set up to support underrepresented people work in the arts. We found out more about their work breaking down barriers, reclaiming narratives, telling forgotten stories and using the creative industries to raise up voices and empower communities.Read more

A celebration of black-led social enterprises

We have come together with Good Finance, Locality, UnLtd, The School for Social Entrepreneurs to celebrate black social enterprise leaders. The aim of this collaboration is to bring you an extensive list of many social enterprise leaders in all areas of the social enterprise space.Read more

Why being an anti-racist social enterprise is better for mental health

Ama Afrifa-Tchie, Head of People, Wellbeing and Equity at Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) England on why being an anti-racist social enterprise is better for mental health and how we can begin to address the mental health inequalities which disproportionately affect People of Colour and Black colleagues in the workplace.Read more

RACE DISPARITIES – Black lives matter, or do they?

Former Chair of Social Enterprise UK, Claire Dove CBE has written this piece responding to the recent report by the Commission on Race and Ethnic Disparities and the continued existence of systemic racism across institutions.Read more

Knowledge is (redressing) power (imbalances) – collecting and using equality, inclusion and diversity data

Barrister and Diversity and Inclusion Consultant, Lauren Le Franc, joined our Director of Research to demonstrate the importance of data when it comes to equality, diversity and inclusion. This webinar also looks at how social enterprises can begin collecting and using EDI data.Read more

An interview with Yvonne Field, CEO of the Ubele Initative

We spoke to the CEO and Founder of the Ubele Initiative, Yvonne Field about the incredible work the social enterprise is doing supporting communities through the pandemic and the continued fight for racial equality.Read more

The social enterprise fighting to ensure that Black Lives Matter

In this social enterprise story find out about how social enterprise, the Ubele Initiative, sought to address the racial inequalities exacerbated by COVID-19, holding the government to account and fighting to make sure communities got the support they need.Read more