Good Deals: What does responsible business look like?

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 [...]

EVPA: Collaboration is key

By Libby Dangoor

Collaboration is definitely a buzz word, so much so we’re in danger of forgetting what it can achieve. Yet this is often the key to social enterprise success, and is at the heart of the Social Business Trust model. In our capacity as conduits of venture philanthropy, it was exciting to attend the European Venture [...]

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 [...]



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