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Carillion: Commissioning at a Crossroads

  This article was written by Dominic Llewellyn and originally appeared in the Public Services Transformation Academy 2018 Report – The State of Transformation. Carillion going into liquidation in January 2018 might have been a shock for the Government. It wasn’t for many of the charities and social enterprises delivering public services. They’d seen first […]

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Meeting the Global Goals: What Small and Growing Businesses need to scale up

The Global Goals established an ambitious agenda for sustainable development. Central to this agenda is the notion that private enterprises can play a valuable role in generating sustainable socio-economic growth, contributing to job growth and reducing poverty in emerging economies. There is a vast opportunity to grow the ability of small and growing businesses (SGBs), […]

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Making a difference in homelessness through social impact bonds: Our work 2014 – 2017

Anyone who lives in a city or town cannot have failed to see more people living on the streets; there are now over 4,000 people sleeping rough, up from 1,800 people in 2010. Numbers for Good was delighted to play a role in developing and bringing together the GM Homes Partnership – a collaboration between […]

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Franchising: the potential to create quality jobs in London

The need to create high quality, stable jobs in London is undeniable. 2.25 million people experience poverty in London and in-work poverty is increasing. At the same time, the franchising sector in the UK has experienced strong growth in the recent past; 621,000 people are employed in a franchise in the UK – a 70% […]

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Anatomy of a deal: the five core principles of a successful social investment

Social investment is an alluring concept but difficult to do in practice. So what are the key factors that social enterprises and charities need to have in place to secure an investment? On 23 November, Numbers for Good brought together three social enterprises and three investors who had successfully completed worked on three very different […]

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