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Social investment approach
Social Ventures Scotland
Date: 28th Mar 2008
The recent Scottish Social Enterprise Strategy recognised that Scotlandís social enterprises are operating in a competitive marketplace with many barriers to sustainable development. ...more

Saving communities though sharing
Society Guardian
Date: 28th Mar 2008
Social entrepreneur Chris Hill explains how people power can transform struggling businesses into community assets...more

Rockefeller backs 'social' stock market
Financial Times
Date: 27th Mar 2008
A "social stock exchange" where ethical investors can trade shares in worthy enterprises could be set up under plans announced yesterday....more

The road to sustainability
Date: 19th Mar 2008
When Dave Newton talks about West Itchen Community Trust he doesn't mention the word regeneration....more

The word on the streets
Date: 19th Mar 2008
It takes a lot to prise a career civil servant away from Whitehall, but for Tony Armstrong the lure of campaign group Living Streets was too great to resist....more

Scotland trials sector-friendly public building model
Third Sector
Date: 19th Mar 2008
Profits once pocketed by big construction companies could go to charities under plans to replace a long-standing funding model for public building in Scotland....more

Crunch time for social enterprises
Patrick Butler
Date: 13th Mar 2008
Ministers need to do more to encourage social enterprise, says Patrick Butler ...more

Post offices could be run by county councils
Patrick Wintour
Date: 13th Mar 2008
Of 2,500 branches set to close, a third may be saved;  Up to 50 local authorities thought to be interested...more

Communalist revolution
Alexandra Topping
Date: 13th Mar 2008
A £50m regeneration scheme changed little, say residents of a deprived estate, so this time they want to do things their way. Alexandra Topping on the Marsh Farm radicals...more

Social businesses told to raise bar
Herpreet Kaur Grewal
Date: 13th Mar 2008
Social enterprise must be run the same as mainstream business in order to compete more effectively with private firms, the new chair of umbrella body the Social Enterprise Coalition said last week....more

Record £5m raised saves Millport landmark
Stewart Paterson
Date: 13th Mar 2008
Fearing their island's focal point and historic centre was about to be lost forever, the people of Cumbrae staged a sit-in to prevent its imminent closure....more

Position statement on community empowerment
Local People Leading
Date: 7th Mar 2008
LPL believes that Scotland's community sector should articulate its own independent position on community empowerment, but as yet our sector has no representative body ...more

A Social City
Angela Balakrishnan
Date: 7th Mar 2008
Social Enterprises face problems attracting long-term capital investment. So could a social stock exchange provide a solution? ...more
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