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Pioneers Post is a quarterly magazine and networking platform for innovators, entrepreneurs, investors and advisors who are building a better world through good business.

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Pioneers Post is a quarterly magazine and networking platform for innovators, entrepreneurs, investors and advisors who are building a better world through good business.

    What does it take to be a fit social business?

    What does it take to be a fit social business?

    In this episode of our Fit for the Future series, craft beer social entrepreneur Louisa Ziane shares her recipe for turning money (and surplus bread) into mission, with Buzzacott's Eddie Finch and Pioneers Post's Tim West.

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    • 14 min
    The four Ms of good social business management

    The four Ms of good social business management

    In this episode of Fit for the Future, Pioneers Post host Tim West quizzes social entrepreneur Louisa Ziane of Toast Ale and expert Eddie Finch from Buzzacott accountants on four key 'Ms' to get right.

    • 41 min
    Fit for the Future: managing risk takes 'tough conversations' | Part 1

    Fit for the Future: managing risk takes 'tough conversations' | Part 1

    What does it mean to build a healthy, resilient, sustainable organisation that’s able to do good and well at the same time? In this series, Buzzacott and Pioneers Post meet some of the stars of social enterprise and mission-driven business to talk about how to build a strong culture, how to find the right finance, how to navigate risk, and what it means to measure and manage impact.

    Growing a social enterprise – and growing its impact – often means taking risks. At the same time, making sure that a business is financially sustainable is essential to its survival. How to strike the right balance?

    Pioneers Post’s managing editor Anna Patton and Buzzacott partner Eddie Finch talk to Zoe Portlock, co-founder and chair of the award-winning social enterprise Bikeworks, and Tej Dhami, managing director of The Change Coefficient, which provides social impact and investment advisory services. Together, they discuss how social enterprises and their investors can think of risk in a way that enables them to achieve greater social impact, while remaining sustainable.

    In part 1, we hear:
    - Why resilience is all about purpose and passion
    - Why funding - but also trust and tough conversations - are critical to a long-term mindset
    - And why taking shortcuts on communication can be one of the most dangerous things when it comes to risk

    Move on to part 2 to hear the conversation continue here: https://soundcloud.com/pioneers-post/fit-for-the-future-managing-risk-part-2

    • 19 min
    Fit for the Future: managing risk takes 'tough conversations' | Part 2

    Fit for the Future: managing risk takes 'tough conversations' | Part 2

    What does it mean to build a healthy, resilient, sustainable organisation that’s able to do good and well at the same time? In this series, Buzzacott and Pioneers Post meet some of the stars of social enterprise and mission-driven business to talk about how to build a strong culture, how to find the right finance, how to navigate risk, and what it means to measure and manage impact.

    Growing a social enterprise – and growing its impact – often means taking risks. At the same time, making sure that a business is financially sustainable is essential to its survival. How to strike the right balance?

    Pioneers Post’s managing editor Anna Patton and Buzzacott partner Eddie Finch talk to Zoe Portlock, co-founder and chair of the award-winning social enterprise Bikeworks, and Tej Dhami, managing director of The Change Coefficient, which provides social impact and investment advisory services. Together, they discuss how social enterprises and their investors can think of risk in a way that enables them to achieve greater social impact, while remaining sustainable.

    In part 2, we hear:
    - How attitudes to risk change as an organisation grows
    - The kind of capital needed to finance innovation
    - Why business risk may also be linked to the personal situation of a founder – and what that means for diversity and inclusion
    - And the ‘golden question’: how and when to communicate concerns about financial sustainability to your board, staff and partners

    Listen to part 1 here: https://soundcloud.com/pioneers-post/fit-for-the-future-managing-risk-part-1

    • 30 min
    How you can create & be part of ethical supply chains | Part 2 | WISE Ways to Lead Webinar

    How you can create & be part of ethical supply chains | Part 2 | WISE Ways to Lead Webinar

    How to create, and be part of, an ethical supply chain? That’s the question we’re addressing today, in the first of our 2021 WISE Ways to Lead webinars delivered by Pioneers Post and NatWest.

    The first episode featured Jo Salter, founder of ethical brand Where does it come from, who explained how to build an ethical supply chain.

    In part 2, Pioneers Post's global editor Julie Pybus talks to Aoise Keogan-Nooshabadi, co-founder of Supply Change, an organisation that helps social enterprises win and deliver contracts, working with buyers in the construction industry, local authorities, housing associations and corporates.

    She tells us how social enterprises can get themselves into the supply chain as an ethical or more social alternative, and leverage that trend to build back better, during and post-pandemic.

    The episode concludes with Jo and Aoise answering questions from the webinar's audience.

    Keep an eye on our Twitter @pioneerspost or sign up to the Pioneers Post newsletter for more info on the next WISE webinar, coming soon.

    • 24 min
    How you can create & be part of ethical supply chains | Part 1 | WISE Ways to Lead Webinar

    How you can create & be part of ethical supply chains | Part 1 | WISE Ways to Lead Webinar

    How to create, and be part of, an ethical supply chain? That’s the question we’re addressing today, in the first of our 2021 WISE Ways to Lead webinars delivered by Pioneers Post and NatWest.

    In the first episode, Pioneers Post's global editor Julie Pybus talks to Jo Salter, who founded award-winning ethical brand Where Does It Come From in 2013. The company has established ethical and transparent supply chains in India and Africa with its goal to create “kind clothes that tell tales”, following clear ethics and sustainability criteria. Jo shares her experience and advice on how to build your ethical supply chain.

    The WISE100 network connects women working in the impact space, enabling them to learn from and inspire each other, discover collaboration opportunities and ultimately increase their social impact.

    • 25 min

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