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The activists in suits

Meet five types of social business driving systemic change in the UK

1. THE BUSINESS MODEL PIONEER: KITCHENETTE KARTS

A training session with Kitchenette Karts, the street food company employing ex-offenders
Jake Slater, Kitchenette Karts’ Director

2. THE ACTIVIST BRAND: BIRDSONG

Feminist brand Birdsong challenges fashion industry ethics, from worker to wearer.
Birdsong Founders Sarah Neville and Sophie Slater
Birdsong T-shirt printing at Mohilla, a group of low income migrant mothers based in Tower Hamlets.

3. THE COLLECTIVE IMPACT PLAYER: CAREER ACCELERATOR

Students participating in a Career Accelerator session with LinkedIn

4. THE PUBLIC R&D PROJECT: APPT

Appt, a HealthTech startup using behavioural economics to reduce health inequality

5. THE MARKET FIXER: SUPPLY CHANGE

Supply Change — co-founded by Aoise Keogan-Nooshabadi, Verena Wimmer and Beth Pilgrim — is trying to get more social enterprises into public supply chains.

A WINDOW OF OPPORTUNITY

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Jack Graham

Social Innovation Consultant in Brooklyn. CEO + Founder of Year Here.