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Senscot bridging facility: a review of the process

23rd January 2004
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Senscot bridging facility: a review of the process   23.01.04     Because of the frequent delay in the payment of ESF claims, Senscot approached SIS (Social Investment Scotland) last October to negotiate a revolving loan facility to help with our cashflow.  We intended to act as a ‘pathfinder’ on behalf of other organisations who […]

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Social Enterprise Unit change – responses

22nd January 2004
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Social Enterprise Unit update.   (updated) 22.01.04   On January 7th the outgoing director of the DTI’s Social Enterprise Unit (SEU), Barbara Phillips, announced it had been decided to combine the SEU with the DTI’s Small Business Service. The following responses to the announcement have come in from leaders of the social enterprise community.   […]

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Social Capitalists: The top 20 groups that are changing the world

22nd January 2004
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Social Capitalists: The top 20 groups that are changing the world   Fast Company Magazine Issue 78 January 2004     Every so often, our expectations of what is possible change. A new idea, an inspired invention, a resourceful person or group appears and alters the way we think about the world. Suddenly, sending a […]

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Low-flying Heroes

20th January 2004
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Low-flying Heroes   Jonathan Robinson, Resurgence Magazine January/February 2004     Barbara Jones is a pioneer of strawbale architecture. ‘My work has evolved from my own women’s roofing business into facilitating a participatory building process -because we can all be part of building our own low-impact homes. Our approach is one of integration and wholeness […]

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Renewable energy jobs forecast

19th January 2004
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Renewable energy jobs forecast   19.01.04     Up to 35,000 jobs could be sustained across the UK in the renewable energy industry by 2020, according to a new report.  A quarter of these will be in Scotland.   The Renewables Supply Chain Gap Analysis was produced by groups including government and industry.   The study […]

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Executive ‘dumps inclusion policy’

18th January 2004
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Executive ‘dumps inclusion policy’   Pioneering scheme’s funding is facing axe   Stephen Naysmith, Sunday Herald 18.01.04     IT was the buzz phrase of the new Scottish Executive … but its commitment to tackling social exclusion has come under fire as flagship projects to help the disadvantaged back into work prepare to close for […]

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Executive delays Scottish social economy plan

16th January 2004
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Executive delays Scottish social economy plan   16.01.04 By Nick Loney Regeneration magazine       A long-awaited action plan to take forward the development of the social economy in Scotland has been hit by further delays and now won’t be ready for at least another two months.   The Scottish Executive confirmed last week […]

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Social Return on Investment (SROI) update

16th January 2004
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Social Return on Investment (SROI) update   16.01.04     In December 2003 we reported on a pilot toolkit by the New Economics Foundation for measuring the social value of investments – Social Return on Investment (SROI).   SROI mirrors standard financial measures of economic return, but attempts to show how organisations create broader value. […]

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What’s it all for? Reinventing Capitalism for the next century

16th January 2004
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What’s it all for? Reinventing Capitalism for the next century     Charles Handy Vice- President Emeritus of the Society   Delivered to the Royal Society of Arts on 13 November 1996, with Stuart Hampson, Chairman, John Lewis and a member of the Society’s Council, in the Chair*     THE CHAIRMAN: Charles Handy has […]

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SROI (Social Return on Investment) research summary

16th January 2004
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SROI (Social Return on Investment)    New Economics Foundation seminar draft.doc 3 of 43 14 November 2003     INTRODUCTION   With a focus on value for money by government and finance providers, it is increasingly necessary for organisations to find ways to present and measure the full range of their outcomes and impacts. Performance […]

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Inequality experts appointed by Executive

16th January 2004
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Inequality experts appointed by Executive   16.01.04     Two experts have been appointed to help support the Scottish Executive’s effort to tackle poverty.   Gill Scott, Director of the Scottish Poverty Information Unit at Glasgow Caledonian University, and David Nicoll, Chief Executive of the Wise Group, have extensive expertise in the poverty sector. They […]

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Psychotherapy As Celebration

16th January 2004
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Psychotherapy As Celebration     A talk by Dr R D Laing, given in October 1983 at the Queen’s Hall in Edinburgh                The title of this address is influenced by the spirit of Dr Winifred Rushforth. I felt it would be one that she would like.   I should like to try to […]

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