Let’s not have bankers painting walls

By Adele Blakebrough MBE

It’s great to see employee volunteering being taken seriously with the Tory manifesto pledge of paid volunteering days for more than 15 million employees.Every day at the Social Business Trust (SBT) we see the benefits of employee volunteering – for social enterprises, the employees involved and their employers. But it’s critical that the focus is […]

Let’s inspire businesses across Europe to support social enterprise

By Adele Blakebrough MBE

Visiting Gdansk is a profoundly moving experience: walking through the Lenin Shipyard, stark and windswept, where 80 workers were murdered in their fight for workers’ rights; remembering the birth of Solidarity, thirty five years ago and the bravery of Lech Welesa, leading the groundswell for change that precipitated the fall of Communism in Poland. It […]

Don’t let your background hold you back

By Damon Buffini

Going back to school can generate mixed emotions: pleasure at seeing and meeting young people full of ideas, energy and potential; wonder at how the years have flown by since I was sitting in a classroom; fear that I’ll be put on the spot, asked to solve equations or recite the periodic table and not […]

Think Pink – SBT portfolio working together

The London Early Years Foundation (LEYF) is a family of over 30 community nurseries across London. The LEYF team work with communities and parents to enrich and extend children’s learning, so that each child is the best they can be.By supporting the next generation of people who will shape our world to become healthy, happy adults, LEYF […]



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