Enterprise: Profit with purpose...

A thought leadership publication for entrepreneurs and growth companies

Good business and good causes have for too long and too often been seen as distinct. Charities have always been associated with positive social activities, while big business – motivated by profit - often had negative social and environmental effects. Businesses with a social purpose were demonstrably ‘not for profit’ and those that were profitable paid scant attention to ESG and would ‘greenwash’ their activities.

In this issue of Enterprise, we interview entrepreneurs who are changing the world for the better - whether that is electrifying the emerging world, tackling homelessness or making us all feel a little more calm. These are some of the most exciting and impactful businesses emerging today. Enterprise looks at the challenges they have faced and how they are reshaping the world’s view of profit and purpose.

 

Articles

From debt collection to philanthropy

From debt collection to philanthropy

Jamie Waller, founder of JUST, is lobbying the government to bring transparent rules on debt collection.

Disrupting the global care industry

Disrupting the global care industry

Hellen Bowey, founder and CEO of Alcove, is addressing the crisis in the UK care system. Alcove is revolutionising Caretech globally.

Making light of work experience

Making light of work experience

Alex Farrell and Emma-Jane Flynn from Workfinder, have created a 'Uber for work experience'.

Credit where credit's due

Credit where credit's due

Gregor Mowat, CFO and co-founder of Loqbox - tackling financial exclusion.

Bringing mums together

Bringing mums together

Katie Massie-Taylor, founder of Mush creating local communities and connecting mums.

Electrifying the globe

Electrifying the globe

Christopher Baker-Brian, co-founded Bboxx to help solve energy poverty.

The caring business

The caring business

Paul Callander, CEO of Horizon Care and Education, works with children to manage, understand and change behaviour.

Bringing funding to social enterprise

Bringing funding to social enterprise

Rod Schwartz, chief executive at ClearlySo, helps enterprises and funds with a positive social and/or environmental impact raise capital.

Transforming business through mentoring

Transforming business through mentoring

Fran Boorman, founder of Goal 17 - the UK’s leading mentor development company.

Helping to end homelessness

Helping to end homelessness

Alex Stephany, founder and CEO of Beam found inspiration from a homeless man he'd passed many times on his daily commute.

Mobilising global wealth

Mobilising global wealth

Tom Latchford, chief executive of Raising IT has made it his life's work to mobilise gobal wealth to raise money for good causes.

Family ties

Family ties

Kitty Higgins & Sharon Pindar of Bookmark Reading Charity want to help every child to read, their charity is starting to make a difference.

The power of STEM

The power of STEM

Tom Ilube founder of the African Gifted Foundation on how he set up a school in Africa focusing on science and technology.

Changing the world through gaming

Changing the world through gaming

Jude Ower, founder of Playmob, is bringing change into the gaming sector by teaching players about global issues.

A green energy world

A green energy world

Peter Bance, CEO of Origami, is creating green energy through technology.

Keeping the world Calm

Keeping the world Calm

Alex Tew & Michael Acton Smith, co-founders and CEOs of Calm, helping users deal with their mental load through meditation.

Solving the food waste problem

Solving the food waste problem

Tessa Clarke, co-founder of Olio, is creating a waste less environment.

Matching brands to tomorrow's consumers

Matching brands to tomorrow's consumers

Jay Richards, founder of Imagen Insights helping to nurture generation Z talent.

Impact investment: building a partnership

Impact investment: building a partnership

In listed markets there is a trend towards impact investing as we hear from Nick Murphy, head of Charities at Smith & Williamson.



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Issue 23

A thought leadership publication for entrepreneurs and growth companies. In this issue we focus on the future of finance.

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Issue 22

In this issue of Enterprise, we celebrate female founders and showcase six stories as told by the women behind the businesses across a broad range of sectors.

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Issue 21

Rajesh Agrawal, London’s Deputy Mayor speaks to Enterprise on fintech and supporting growth businesses.

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Issue 20

Enterprise examines the potential shifts in trading patterns and the opportunities that might emerge for SMEs.

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