At first sight it might seem strange to think that a politician who has not changed his views since the late 1970s might be a radical innovator.Find out more
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Frances Lucraft is founder of Eco Hygiene Care; and she is tackling a female taboo in an interesting way.Find out more
The case for a gender equal future.Find out more
Ed Mayo is Secretary General of Co-operatives UK. He is Chair of the democracy charity, Involve, and is a former Director of the New Economics Foundation.Find out more
A blog from Gorka Espiau, Director of Innovation for Cities and Regions.Find out more
Despite high levels of inequality, there is also a deep resilience and passion for creativity and ingenuity in Northern Ireland.Find out more
Calling all Social Innovators – help us to help you! We are looking for exceptional cases where Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) have boosted social innovation and created better and more cost effective welfare services for citizens across Europe. If you have a case to share, we’d love to hear from you! PLEASE TAKE A... Find out more
Not a month goes by without a headline drawing our attention to consequences of a deeply unequal education system. If these stories aren’t sad enough in themselves, what’s more worrying is the risk that they just become part of the news furniture, something that we just accept as an everyday fact about our society. That’s... Find out more
We have harnessed the tools of capitalism to tackle inequality – but is it working? By Esther Foreman, Director of Movement Building, Stuart Thomason, Head of Ventures. “Our charity system is fundamentally regressive, and works in favour of the institutions of the elite”. Ken Stern Here at the The Young Foundation, we have been working... Find out more