London's social economy – the intersection of business and public sectors - is poised for persistent growth and is influencing a shift in our economic landscape.
The Old East Village Grocer opened its doors, softly, to begin their social enterprise journey and strengthen their mission to support people with disabilities. ATN Access Inc. worked on the OEV Grocer business plan for almost two years, and exploring ways to finance a startup social enterprise that would support people with disabilities gain employment.
Imagine a day when organizations whose primary mission is social impact — nonprofits, government agencies, and for-profit enterprises alike — use business plans as their road maps.
We are excited to welcome two new volunteers to the Pillar team! Sara and Ruiqi will be supporting VERGE and Innovation Works.
Meet Sara Dhurjon:
Pillar’s Community Bond sold out one month ahead of schedule!
On March 12 and 13 Lina Bowden, Social Finance Consultant and Andre Vashist, Social Finance Manager, VERGE represented London and attended the Social Finance Forum at MaRS. Here's what they took away:
Innovation Works, London’s only place intentionally designed to encourage social innovation, has launched London's first-ever community bond.
Innovation Works, London’s only place intentionally designed to encourage social innovation, is inviting all Londoner’s to take part in the city’s first-ever community bond
VERGE Capital hosts a special event for social investors and supporters in London.
London shining as a hub for Social Enterprise
Got a mission? Got a business? You have the making of a Social Enterprise!