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The Responsible Finance Podcast

Jul 27, 2021

Danny Kruger MP answers questions from Responsible Finance CEO, Theodora Hadjimichael:

  • How can Government stimulate a boom in the social economy?
  • Danny has described the role of social enterprises in “fixing broken markets” – what does he mean by broken markets? How can social enterprises address them?
  • Banks and...


Jul 2, 2021

Can business be a force for good? Definitely, according David Hanney, CEO of Alpkit, a business and certified B Corp which designs and sources outdoor clothing, camping equipment, bikes and other gear.

Alpkit sells direct-to-consumers through its website and its stores in the UK. It now has more than 100 employees – 6...


Mar 2, 2020

Imagine yourself on a zero-hours contract, leaving home early in the morning to deliver a sports therapy session. By the time you've spent several hours travelling to the place which booked the session - at your own expense - it's been cancelled. And you don't get paid.

Now imagine making that journey in a wheelchair....


Dec 3, 2019

In one of the worst-offending industries for landfill and modern slavery, Kalopsia proves you can make products more ethically and minimise environmental impact.

A batch manufacturer of textiles, apparel and accessories, Kalopsia is a social enterprise which started as an artistic collective and morphed into a textile...


Oct 21, 2019

Glasgow Wood Recycling transforms reclaimed wood which could otherwise be wasted into high quality furniture and products.
 
The social enterprise and charity, launched in 2006, follows the Community Wood Recycling model. It has made furniture from reclaimed timber for a diverse range of customers from the public to...