STREETS OF AMSTERDAM: Entrepreneur Marius Smit was among the first to convince corporations to pay for the pleasure of picking up trash. Ten years on, his social enterprise Plastic Whale is making waves worldwide.
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.
Ghana is world-leading in tracking spending on Sustainable Development Goals – making it ripe for impact investors. GSG's Krisztina Tora on the growing momentum (and infrastructure) for impact investment in the west African nation.
Our regional snapshot explores social enterprise in the world's youngest continent. This time we meet some of the investors – featuring GSG trustee Elias Masilela and the new African Venture Philanthropy Alliance.