Bite-sized stories this week – featuring a Middle East opportunity for wellbeing-focused enterprises, scale-up support for those helping people with complex needs, royal accolades for social enterprise leaders, and more.
Some claim Big Society Capital’s current form – and its implications on the cost of finance – is actually holding back social investment. But, while lending all its money cheaply may be tempting, it would be a serious mistake, writes CEO Cliff Prior.
Social entrepreneurs may acknowledge there’s a crisis unfolding, but that doesn’t mean there’s a clear path ahead for how they should respond. Are they falling short – or does the responsibility lie elsewhere?
PLUS: Acumen spinout 60 Decibels raises $1.7m, G20 leaders back more innovative financing to fund SDGs, Encourage Capital raises US$40m to bring clean energy financing solutions to Indian entrepreneurs, and more.