Global Perspectives on Social Enterprise

In partnership with the British Council, we explore social enterprise across the world, take a look at the opportunities and challenges in policy and practice – and shine a light on some of the leading examples of social innovation.

Makli Pakistan Heritage Foundation

Meet Pakistan’s barefoot entrepreneurs

The elite will never help the poor, believes Pakistan’s famous architect Yasmin Lari, so she has spearheaded a project to train beggars to become skilled craftspeople enabling them to earn their own living.

Karen Lynch Belu with beneficiaries of WaterAid

Karen Lynch: Why I’m stepping back from Belu

Ethical water brand Belu is one of the UK's biggest and best-known social enterprises. But it’s time for its ambitious – sometimes impatient – boss to step down. Karen Lynch reflects on a decade of risk-taking, frustrations and sparkling success.