Taxis that do pick-ups where others won't go, organic veg for the poorest people and a clothes-sharing co-operative are just some of the start-ups that have emerged on the outskirts of Brazil's São Paulo thanks to a consortium of business support specialists.
Breaking through the sometimes mystifying language of impact measurement and management is a challenge, but a project run by Social Value UK and an accelerator for Indonesian social enterprises has proved a success.
A collaboration between a consultancy in Pakistan and one of Europe’s top business schools has been even more successful than planned, supporting 100 new businesses run by students and alumni to take their first steps.
Sharing lessons learned by UK enterprises has helped Indonesian women start and develop their own social and creative enterprises including a co-operative bakery, therapy for survivors of domestic violence and orchid farming.
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.
With more than 17,000 islands and 300 languages, Indonesia proved a challenging country in which to deliver a national social enterprise bootcamp. But having learned many valuable lessons, a similar project is now planned for Scotland.
In Indonesia, where disabled people often face discrimination, a collaborative project run by two social enterprises has supported entrepreneurial creative people with physical and mental disabilities to use their art to empower themselves.
With Brazil’s huge ethnic and cultural diversity and stark income inequality, there is a disparity in different women’s experience. A UK-Brazil partnership aimed to help women entrepreneurs overcome the obstacles they face.
An intensive training and support programme for under-20s aims to create Eygpt’s female social entrepreneurs of the future. The project’s leaders say they have high hopes based on the quality of the first initiatives.