Why Measure Impact: To prove or improve?

By Rebecca Pain

Rashid Iqbal of London Early Years Foundation (LEYF), which is supported by SBT, writes a guest blog post for us on impact measurement. We’ve been working on our impact measurement at LEYF and during my thinking I remembered a children’s story called the ‘Phantom Tollbooth’ by Norton Juster, published in the early 60s. It’s a [...]

Cycling to success: Bikeworks and business

By Rebecca Pain

What could be easier than to cycle to work, park your bike up and get it serviced or repaired while you work?  Welcome to the new “pop-up” offer from Bikeworks, the London-based social enterprise which uses cycling as a tool to tackle social and environmental challenges in the community.  The service is essentially a mobile [...]

How SBT is helping disadvantaged pupils

By Rebecca Pain

SBT works with Challenge Partners, a schools network dedicated to accelerating improvements in pupil outcomes. Challenge Partners has a unique programme called ‘Challenge the Gap’ which breaks the link between poverty and poor outcomes. Here, Catherine Stevens, the Programme Director of Challenge the Gap explains how one of SBT’s partners Bain & Co has helped [...]

Good Deals: What does responsible business look like?

By Rebecca Pain

The title of Good Deals this year is ‘Playtime’s Over’, the implication being it’s time to stop talking and start acting. So it’s intriguing we all turn up to talk some more in London, and even more interesting that it can still be useful, and inspiring. Indeed, there’s nothing wrong with discussion so long as [...]



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