Nesta, Upstart Co-Lab and Fundación Compromiso are exploring the potential for a new global investment fund dedicated to creative enterprise as they launch project at start of UN International Year of Creative Economy for Sustainable Development.
Thailand’s government has pushed through legislation to support social enterprises drive the country’s economic and social progress, but more needs to be done as gaps between investors’ position and government agenda remain.
Some say, if you can’t measure it, it didn’t happen. But it’s a real challenge to assess social impact. A partnership in South Africa aims to introduce impact measurement and management techniques to grassroots creative and social entrepreneurs.
Using ‘dumb’ phones to make children smarter may sound counter-intuitive, but Eneza Education is proving that SMS-based learning is the best way to reach pupils in remote and low-income communities in four African countries.
Social enterprises worldwide have proved to be adaptable and innovative in the face of the Covid-19 pandemic, with only 1% reporting permanent closure, according to a new survey. But support is needed to help those who have been hit hardest.
Inspiration and analysis for policymakers across the Asia-Pacific are provided in research published this month by GSG and UNESCAP. The aim is to boost the role of governments in catalysing impact investment in their countries.
Investment-worthy but not investment-ready – this is a common problem among start-ups all over the world. In Pakistan a new toolkit is helping to create a more supportive environment for fledgling businesses.