2504, 2018

Machines for Good – The human face of artificial intelligence

April 25th, 2018|Categories: AI & Machine Learning, Businesses, Care & Well-being, Charities, Data Analytics, Education & Employment, Energy & Environment, Foundations, Health, Justice & Rights, Public sector, Social & Environmental Impact, Social enterprises, Social Innovation, Strategy|

by Nicolas Ponset

There has been much commentary and debate about the potential for artificial intelligence (AI) to have a detrimental impact on society from being a threat to our data privacy to destroying employment. Whether these concerns prove legitimate or not, AI and more specifically machine learning will be a force for good for the social sector. To help organisations better understand what AI could mean for them, we are launching a series of articles illustrated by recent social deployments, along with practical methodologies and tools. We hope that these articles will help you to begin your own AI journey […]

909, 2016

Helping young people make the most of their education

September 9th, 2016|Categories: Education & Employment, Social enterprises, Strategy|Tags: , , |

by Christine Corlet Walker, Consultant at Aleron

Over recent weeks there has been extensive policy debate on what makes for a good education. Should schools focus on attainment? Is selection within the education system beneficial for young people? Should we return to the past to look for answers in today’s education system?

Through our work with social enterprises we see a new wave of ideas and approaches being rolled out to benefit young people in education.

Last week one of these social enterprises, Evolve Social Impact, put on their three-day annual conference for Health Mentors, Educational Leaders and Partners, and we were fortunate enough to be invited […]

104, 2016

Evolve wins Big Potential grant with Aleron

April 1st, 2016|Categories: Education & Employment, Social enterprises|

Evolve has won a £60,000 contract readiness grant from Big Potential, which will assist the research that is necessary for them to apply for £1million of funding to enhance Health Mentor training.

That funding would ultimately bring the health and wellbeing benefits of Evolve’s offer to more children and school staff, which in turn would have a wider impact on society.

Director John Bishop said: “We are delighted that […]

1403, 2016

Leaders Series: Aidan Rave Interim UK Director of Strategy at Barnardo’s

March 14th, 2016|Categories: Care & Well-being, Charities, Education & Employment, Strategy|Tags: , , , , |

For our Leader Series this month, we interviewed Aidan Rave, the Interim UK Director of Strategy at Barnardo’s. Aidan joined the business sector after his experience in politics serving as Deputy Mayor of the Doncaster Council. He continued his work in consulting with a special interest in social sector work. Aidan is an expert in strategy, organisational structure, and has experience in bringing practical and impactful solutions to challenging problems.

We discussed the role of performance measurement in organisations, Barnardo’s strategic plans for the future, and organisational culture.

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