CBI 2014: Businesses are the ‘gatekeepers of opportunity’

The CBI conference theme, Growth for All, struck a chord with us – the ‘All’ is what we’re about at SBT. Our chairman, Damon Buffini, joined a panel yesterday exploring how business can be a force for good, preceded by a thought provoking keynote from the Archbishop of York Dr John Sentamu. The Archbishop called [...]

Social enterprise and young people: unlocking potential

It’s probably not often enough that employers and youth training providers, businesses and educationalists all sit in one room together. But that’s exactly what Social Business Trust and EY Foundation pulled off last week. Over 100 people were hosted by EY in London to look at how best we can unlock the potential of the [...]

How we’ve worked with The Challenge

This week, it was announced that The Challenge has been awarded a third of all National Citizen Service contracts to 2018. We are naturally so proud and pleased for everyone at The Challenge, and its testimony to the great work our professional volunteers and social enterprises put in, in pursuit of excellence, growth and success. [...]

Social enterprise success – are you missing out?

By Rebecca Pain

So far in June, we’ve seen two of the social enterprises we invest in run spectacular top drawer events, and more in the mainstream press. If anyone thought of social enterprise as some sort of poor relation to ‘real’ business, think again. Speaking of Real Business, our MD was shortlisted for a First Women Award [...]



The commitment of these investors is to contribute £15m of cash and in-kind support over a 3-5 year period.

  • Bain & Company
  • British Gas
  • Clifford Chance
  • Credit Suisse
  • EY
  • Permira
  • Thomson Reuters