Published: 27th Mar 2013

Our starting point for Leeds Empties was this:  what can we do as a business to get better at solving complex social problems? Eighteen months ago we decided to change how we worked.  Up until then, we’d been social enterprise support generalists – working with people to help them to set up and run social enterprises in lots of different markets. A couple of things changed.  One – the bottom fell out of the business support market.  Two – we found ourselves increasingly restless – frustrated by rarely being able to get stuck into a social issue in any great detail.  What difference were we really making? So we decided to experiment.  We made three big changes: We would focus on one social issue at a time We would go beyond social enterprise and work with anyone and everyone who could help us to make progress on solving that issue … (To read the full article, subscribe below)