Yearly Archives: 2015

Business Backs Education Report launch

This report was published on 14 January 2015, ahead of the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos, to raise awareness of the Business Backs Education campaign, launched by the Varkey Foundation in partnership with Dubai Cares and UNESCO. The campaign was launched at the…

Corporate Legal Innovations 2015 concludes

Thanks to everyone that attended the Corporate Legal Innovators 2015 conference over the last couple of days. We had some great conversations, and stimulating discussions. You can find out more about the conference here. We will see you all again next year! In the meantime,…

Incredible press coverage for bioConclave, EPG initiative on life sciences

After the completion of the inaugural bioConclave in April 2015, an EPG initiative to bring European and Indian life sciences companies closer, with support from UK Trade & Investment, we had great feedback in the press. Below is a sample: The Guardian: Ed Miliband promises…

How Business Schools in Pakistan can foster social enterprise

In the upcoming years, developing countries will continue to account for an increasing proportion of global growth. Moreover, the higher education sector is one of the fastest growing sectors in Asian markets. Pakistan is a country of around 180 million people and with 70 %…

SROI
Social Return On Investment (SROI): Three technical challenges

BBE-EPG-Social Return On Investment (SROI)EPG's Managing Director co-authored this paper for the Social Enterprise Journal. The purpose of this article is to explore three technical challenges and misconceptions involved in measuring social return on investment (SROI). Although there is considerable information available about the conceptual…

Challenges  and misconceptions with SROI
Challenges and misconceptions with SROI

There is increasing pressure for providers of public services to evidence the social impact they are having. The application of SROI is a relatively young discipline, often not well understood by the third sector. There is considerable variability in how SROI is applied, which makes…

PRESS RELEASE: The Future for Pakistan: Incubating Social Enterprises in Business Schools
PRESS RELEASE: The Future for Pakistan: Incubating Social Enterprises in Business Schools

[caption id="attachment_1095" align="alignnone" width="560"] Speaker panel at the report at Allen & Overy in London: (left to right) Dylan Matthews, Senior Associate, Allen & Overy; Dr Iman Bibars, Regional Director, Ashoka Arab World; Suniya Qureshi, Executive Director, British Pakistan Foundation; Priya Shah, Consultant and Lead…

PRESS RELEASE: Leading Hindu organisation adds up to £5.4m value to British economy
PRESS RELEASE: Leading Hindu organisation adds up to £5.4m value to British economy

HFB social impact report launch at House of Commons, 10 October 2013: (From left to right) Arjan Vekaria, President of HFB; Alok Sharma MP, Vice Chair of the Conservative Party; and Pratik Dattani, report author. LONDON 10 OCTOBER 2013: A first-of-its-kind study for any religious or…

Social impact report – Hub King’s Cross

Impact Hub King’s Cross presents here it’s first snap shot impact report, marking the organisation’s 5th anniversary and the evolution of the HUB network to Impact Hub network. The launch of this new name gives us an opportunity to reconnect as a global movement –…

Henry Jackson Society- Which faith views least represented in media?

A major new research report by the Henry Jackson Society (HJS), a cross-partisan British think-tank, says that Hindus are under-represented in the media. The reason appears to be a lack of media-trained, articulate and savvy Hindu representatives, as well as a lack of Hindu civic…

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