How public sector procurement can have social value

With public sector organisations becoming increasingly aware that their procurement decisions have an impact on local communities, some are rethinking how they award contracts

Human rights falter in grey areas of procurement policy

Workers are often the victims when there are gaps in legal procurement and ethical procurement, but businesses nowadays have a lot to lose as the lines between profit and social conscience are no longer so easily defined

Social enterprises need a business brain

The majority of social entrepreneurs struggle to make a living from their ventures, so how sustainable is the social enterprise as a business model and why does it present such a challenge?

Five tech solutions to global problems

Technology is helping to address deep social issues worldwide, benefiting some of the most vulnerable in society

Cryptocurrency: a force for good?

Although cryptocurrencies may be viewed by some as primarily a speculative investment opportunity, they have a possibly greater, social value

Are reserves a curse or cure?

When governments and other national stakeholders take control of oil and gas reserves, there can be disadvantages as well as the seemingly obvious advantages, writes Jim McClelland

The mission for public sector data

Government is attempting to make the most of a vast amount of data on UK citizens, presenting both desirable opportunities and difficult challenges, writes Leo King