Adam Pillsbury is the Global Stakeholder Manager for the British Council’s Global Social Enterprise programme, directing its communications, marketing and insights strategy across 29 countries.
A communications professional with more than 20 years of work experience in Asia, Europe and North America, Adam previously served as communications manager for a global climate change programme, as a magazine and book editor, and as the co-founder of Immersion Guides, an independent publisher of books and maps about China.
Twenty British Council-funded groundbreaking ‘digital experiences’ are now live across six countries, experimenting with new ways to support creative and social entrepreneurs, and building communities online.
Malaysian government invests £0.5m to transform delivery of social services and boost its social economy. The developments have been inspired by other countries, including the UK, Thailand and South Korea.
Why are governments in Asia supporting social enterprises to address social and environmental problems? And what approaches are they taking to build social economies that deliver more sustainable and inclusive growth?