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The Responsible Finance Podcast

Oct 31, 2018

Jo founded and runs The Real Junk Food Project Sheffield, a social enterprise which saves six tonnes of great food from being wasted every week.

The business collects food from organisations 6 days per week, operates 2 pay as you feel cafes, works with 16 primary schools, runs a veg box scheme, operates a sharehouse...

Aug 13, 2018

Sophie Maxwell is the founder of The Really NEET Project, a college which works with vulnerable young people aged 16 to 24.

In 2009 she began running projects in secondary schools with excluded pupils. That led to national awards and setting up the first college in 2011.

Sophie describes how her experience of...

Jul 17, 2018

Faisel Rahman is CEO and founder of Fair Finance, a social enterprise tackling financial exclusion which has built a reputation for entrepreneurial growth, social and commercial rigour.

Faisal talks about how working with Grameen and the World Bank in Bangladesh sowed a seed that led to Fair Finance, and...

Jul 9, 2018

Shaz Shah is co-founder of Harry Specters, a business which makes lovingly handcrafted chocolates. Its products have won 22 Awards for their taste and quality.

It’s also a business with a mission: to offer paid employment to, and free training for, young people with autism.

"You can have a great business and also...

Jun 22, 2018

Lancashire Community Finance was recognised earlier this year for its resilience and consistency in delivery of access to finance.

It provides personal, home improvement and startup loans and reaches clients "even harder to reach than the average" in the responsible finance sector.

Elaine talks about how this small...