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16 Apr 2014

 

The Co-operative Group has become the first co-operatively run company to release a pay-as-you-go SIM card in the UK

 
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/ Economics & Innovation

02 Apr 2014

 

A group of former Occupy Wall Street activists have abolished nearly $15m (£9m) of Americans’ medical debt as part of a goodwill campaign to free debtors at random

 
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/ Economics & Innovation

14 Mar 2014

 

Hosts use rental cash to make home payments and pay down debts, while tourist money is distributed more widely, research shows

 
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/ Economics & Innovation

13 Mar 2014

 

Ready to look beyond consumerism? A new online movement is helping people to band together, share their resources, and get by with less

 

New tax relief for social enterprises

 
 

/ Economics & Innovation

10 Mar 2014

 

The UK government is hoping to encourage investment into businesses that are working for social benefit, through the creation of a new form of tax relief

 
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/ Economics & Innovation

06 Mar 2014

 

As pharmaceuticals corruption increases, a ‘blacklist’ is introduced to ban offenders from operation

 
Two of the lovely people who keep the wheels turning at Hampstead Norreys Community Shop (c) Mark Lord
 

/ Economics & Innovation

28 Feb 2014

 

A new finance programme will support fledgling community groups while providing mortgages to community shops that would otherwise struggle to obtain help

 
Cassiterite (the primary ore of Tin) rocks from the Rutongo Mine near Kigali, Rwanda. (c) RESOLVE
 

/ Economics & Innovation

25 Feb 2014

 

Intel says its processors will no longer include precious metals mined in regions controlled by African warlords, with Apple also announcing measures to tackle the issue

 
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/ Economics & Innovation

16 Jan 2014

 

The phrase ‘survival of the fittest’ serves much of our understanding of how society has come to be, but the latest research is showing that it’s actually ‘survival of the most co-operative’ that holds most sway

 
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/ Science

23 Dec 2013

 

As Nasa’s rover Curiosity seeks to answer the question ‘Is there life on Mars?’, scientists elsewhere have found the first evidence of a planetary body outside our solar system that was potentially capable of having once sustained life

 

New campaign asks benefit claimants to share their positive stories

 
 

/ Community, Economics & Innovation

05 Dec 2013

 

More than 70 charities back the campaign, which calls on government to understand the real reasons people struggle

 
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/ Technology

28 Nov 2013

 

Innovative flat pack refugee shelters designed to improve living conditions for people living in temporary structures around the world are currently being put into use in Iraq and Ethiopia

 
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/ Economics & Innovation, Social Enterprise

22 Nov 2013

 

The Hub Youth Academy will help young people establish careers in socially-minded businesses by providing them with training, mentoring and access to a network of leading social entrepreneurs across London

 
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/ Economics & Innovation, Sustainable Development

22 Nov 2013

 

Low-income households will receive 29% higher welfare payments as reduced fuel subsidies push petrol and diesel prices up at the pump

 
First buses in Bristol will now be accepting the local currency
 

/ Economics & Innovation

21 Nov 2013

 

In a move that promises to both boost the local economy and benefit the environment, Bristol’s biggest bus operator is now accepting the city’s independent currency, the Bristol Pound

 
Swiss pay vote
 

/ Economics & Innovation

20 Nov 2013

 

Thousands of people have supported an initiative that would cap executive pay at 12 times the annual wage of the lowest earner in a company

 
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, / Community, Positive People, Social Enterprise

06 Nov 2013

 

Immigrants don't always generate good press, and those from Africa face particular challenges. Yet many have a positive social and economic impact. Veronique Mistiaen talks to some of those creating shared benefits for both the UK and Africa

 

Algae lamp absorbs 200 times more CO₂ than trees

 
 

/ Technology

16 Oct 2013

 

A French scientist has found a way to put slimy pond produce to good use

 
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/ Social Enterprise

11 Oct 2013

 

The Social Economy Alliance wants to see policies formed to support social benefit instead of only corporate progress

 

National database and technological advances boost fight against cancer

 
 

/ Health, Technology

10 Oct 2013

 

World’s largest cancer database will help move towards tailor-made treatments using latest technology