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Would you steal to do good?

Started Sep 24, 2011

Is the dividend cap now optional?
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Gareth Hart Sep 15, 2011.

Impact Market Failure

Started Apr 25, 2011

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Jeff Mowatt replied to John Mulkerrin's discussion New rules could 'open the investment floodgates' for CICs
"Johann, I saw somewhere that your focus is on vulnerable children. It was the major focus of our own work in Eastern Europe and a few years ago my since deceased colleague gave an interview about his efforts to leverage investment for transition…"
Dec 19, 2013
Jeff Mowatt commented on Mark Trotter's blog post Social Outcomes - Localism adds value
"Yes, for us it was about business which invests in spinning of new business which create jobs in local communities. to "replicate localised people-centered economies on a global basis" as we put it. The proof of concept was in…"
Oct 2, 2013
Jeff Mowatt commented on Mark Trotter's blog post Social Outcomes - Localism adds value
"Mark, For us, localism is the bottom up approach to economic development, In 2004 we reasoned that this was key to achieving the stated goverment objectives to broadband access. As we learned a few days ago, this is far from what is happening across…"
Oct 2, 2013
Jeff Mowatt replied to John Mulkerrin's discussion Council 'hijacks' Award winning CIC
"For some time I've been aware of the absence of any policy to support social enterprise in Gloucestershire and the Forest of Dean where I live.  This would be acknowledged at the council scrutiny meeting which followed the exposure of…"
Jul 24, 2013
Jeff Mowatt posted a status
"Council plans to hijack Community Centre run by CIC…"
Jul 23, 2013
Jeff Mowatt commented on Mark Trotter's blog post Securing Public Contracts - CIC's are the future
"Hi Mark, we have engaged in the past on Ecademy. As I was just relating in commenting this morning on an article about late payment in the public sector, our revenue in social enterprise derived from a mix of private, local government and government…"
Feb 27, 2013
Jeff Mowatt replied to Alastair Irvine's discussion CIC IT-based Business Opportunity in the group Online Apps
"Sad indeed. The issue of  poverty was our central focus in 2004, when we warned of potential consequences in a business plan.  We are in the software development business, which supports our social activism.  The background to this…"
Dec 20, 2012
Jeff Mowatt joined Tom Barnett's group
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Online Apps

Group to discuss best online apps for CICs
Dec 20, 2012
Jeff Mowatt commented on John Mulkerrin's video
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Hestia Care At Home CIC - Rethinking the way profits are used in care.mp4

"John,  not long ago following my colleague's death, I went back over the influences on his work and his actions to write about Putting Love and Compassion into Business.     His efforts to place children in loving family homes…"
Dec 4, 2012
Jeff Mowatt replied to John Mulkerrin's discussion Regulators review of Dividend caps 2012 in the group CIC Share Issues
"Because they're lawyers, not economic activists nor practitioners. Richard. "
Aug 26, 2012
Jeff Mowatt replied to John Mulkerrin's discussion Regulators review of Dividend caps 2012 in the group CIC Share Issues
"John,  I'm having some difficulty even understanding option 1.  Can this be helpful if this is intended to attract investors? Where we differ perhaps is the base point of an alternative to traditional capitalism.  Our study…"
Aug 25, 2012
Jeff Mowatt replied to John Mulkerrin's discussion Regulators review of Dividend caps 2012 in the group CIC Share Issues
"John, No intention to make a challenge but you might like to read an alternative perspective on how a business which distribute no dividend can achieve a financial return.  The article erroneously claims that this is based on a CIC model. …"
Aug 24, 2012
Jeff Mowatt replied to John Mulkerrin's discussion Cameron said all that 'the third sector should be the first sector' stuff. I really did believe all that crap."
"Continuing to fight for the cause of  Ukraine's 'forgotten children', to which our founder gave his all.  Meanwhile focussing on sustainable energy in my local community.  "
Jul 24, 2012
Jeff Mowatt replied to John Mulkerrin's discussion Cameron said all that 'the third sector should be the first sector' stuff. I really did believe all that crap."
"John, I'm now convinced that social enterprise was only ever intended as a placebo. For example The SE APPG still refers to 'showcasing' in theier purpose and SE UK runs competitions to win PR support. We don't need drip…"
Jul 19, 2012
Jeff Mowatt replied to John Mulkerrin's discussion Cameron said all that 'the third sector should be the first sector' stuff. I really did believe all that crap."
"John, I remember when we had a conversation about 'no more scraps' and also noted your participation in the comments about Big Society Capital. This is why I thin BSC is founded in dishonesty, it is in denial. Jeff "
Jul 19, 2012

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Bates Wells and Braitwaite re-invent the wheel

Well almost. Social Enterprise Magazine reports today that there's potential for business with a social as well as financial return  They don't seem to know that it already exists,  which is surprising given the effort I made to describe it's impact for  the SE 100 index.  Here's…

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Posted on January 19, 2012 at 12:12

A tribute to colleague and P-CED founder Terry Hallman who passed away yesterday while working overseas in service of humanity. Terry came to the UK in 2004 where he was to introduce the social busin…

A tribute to colleague and P-CED founder Terry Hallman who passed away yesterday while working overseas in service of humanity.

Terry came to the UK in 2004 where he was to introduce the social business model that supported this work 

 

Death in Social Enterprise

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Posted on August 19, 2011 at 17:52

Would the CIC be of benefit in creating a children's home?

Here's the background.



The advocacy we've been engaged in as a 'social business' in Ukraine is at risk.



We aim to launch a family type home for children who have been in state care.



The Abandoned Children of Ukraine on Facebook



We have failed to attract funding or new business in the UK and been… Continue

Posted on February 17, 2010 at 19:48 — 2 Comments

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