Building ecosystems for sustainable growth
The concept of social enterprises has a long history, albeit manifested under different names and forms.
The backlash against the deficiencies of capitalism in recent years has accentuated the development of social enterprises around the world. However, there is still not a shared consensus on what social enterprises are.
Posted by Praewa Satutum on October 1, 2012 at 2:15pm
In the UK, approximately 40,200 adults leave prison after serving less than 12 month sentences. It costs taxpayers £213 million per year for the prisons yet 73% of these offenders reoffend within 2 years of release as they unsuccessfully resettle into the community. As government spending is focused on expensive interventions that deal with the consequences of the issue rather than…Continue
Posted by Praewa Satutum on July 9, 2012 at 4:20pm
With the rise of social enterprise, many in the sector believe the concept of charity is getting blurred. Stephen Cook reports on the debate and David Ainsworth analyses the various not-for-profit legal forms. Continue Reading
Posted by May Veena on July 5, 2012 at 11:30am
A volunteering scheme that matches London’s City-based businesses with community organisations has announced a new plan to support growing social enterprises.
Posted by May Veena on June 28, 2012 at 4:33pm
Social enterpreneurship grows in area where neither innovation nor social and environmental problems are in short supply. Continue
Posted by May Veena on June 25, 2012 at 3:26pm
A report true to real social innovation, published by the GSMA, a mobile industry body, called "Shaping the future - realising the potential of informal learning through mobile," explores mobile technology's potential to improve access to education for young people in developing…Continue
Posted by Praewa Satutum on June 22, 2012 at 1:01pm
The Monitor Group recently published an insightful study titled ‘From Blueprint to Scale’, in which they reviewed hundreds of examples of social sector inclusive businesses in Africa and Asia to answer the critical question on the role of philanthropy and impact investment in addressing social development challenges in developing and third world countries.
The Monitor study attempts to answer a key question: if market-based, socially inclusive solutions can make a wider social impact,…Continue
Posted by Praewa Satutum on June 20, 2012 at 2:52pm
The workshop brought together over 20 practitioners actively working to invest and support social enterprises across East & Southeast Asia. They shared field insights on the stage of the sector across the region. Some of the insights included;
The participants also brain-storming on unmet needs in the market and proposed potential solutions they will be working in partnership. Some partnership potential are..
We discussed about how SE needs financing beyond traditional VC model.. actually they mostly need some sort of loan service. So how can we already begin to do this... Romy suggested we should just pool together small funds from SE support orgs &…Continue
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