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Make your mark in the social sector

Use your passion to change the world by working in the rewarding social impact sector.


The social impact sector is made up of a range of interests including impact investing, non-governmental organisations (NGOs), sustainability and virtually any business ventures with the aim of creating a positive impact on social, economic or environmental issues. The sector attracts highly passionate and driven professionals who thrive in a world of intrinsic reward, challenge and excitement. A fantastic opportunity to deliver meaningful work that has real global impact.


Impact investing


This is more than just making an investment that yields profit; it also has the intention to make a positive, measurable social or environmental impact. Impact investing can be spread across asset classes, with more than half of the funds classified as private equity or venture capital. Impact investors could be foundations, commercial banks, development finance institutions or high-net-worth individuals.


Social entrepreneurship


In addition to profit, social entrepreneurship focuses on innovative solutions to society's most pressing social problems through entrepreneurial ventures/social enterprises that aim to achieve a social goal through positive measures. While business entrepreneurs typically measure performance in terms of profit, social entrepreneurs also consider a positive return to society.


Corporate social responsibility (CSR)


CSR is a broad term that refers to the ways in which companies integrate social, environmental and economic concerns in an accountable manner into their values, culture, decision-making processes, strategy and operations. It encompasses how organisations establish better practices to create wealth and improve society.


Resources


CSRwire

International CSR news.


Acre

Recruitment firm focused on sustainability, health and safety, corporate responsibility and energy.


Escape the City

Global community for anyone looking for more from work. Provides help with finding a new job, changing careers or starting an entrepreneurial journey.


Third Sector

Voluntary sector news and jobs including charity finance, fundraising, governance, management and communications.


Ethical Performance

Independent global newsletter on corporate social responsibility and socially responsible investment.


Commongood Careers

National search firm for the non-profit sector.


Global Impact Investing Network

Thought leadership on the impact investing industry.

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