From 'survival mode' to moving forward into the future: we asked social entrepreneurs from around the world about their hopes and plans for 2022, and in spite of a difficult few years, the responses were overwhelmingly optimistic.
PLUS: Pioneering revenue-based fund launches in Scotland; Back Market raises $335m in “bullish” circular economy market; AU$8m boost for Queensland social enterprises; Dutch trio backs “truly disruptive” AI firm Envision – and more.
PLUS: Social Impact Ventures rebrands and doubles fund size; Save the Children Australia impact fund opens for business; UN’s first outcomes fund; the new $400m 'blank-cheque' sustainability company; and more.
STARS OF SEWF2020: Rona Glynn-McDonald is a proud Kaytetye woman who, as a director at YLab and founder of the nonprofit Common Ground, is flipping the power dynamic when it comes to influencing change.
A brand new social enterprise body for Australia launched in May, representing 20,000 social enterprises across the country. ASENA advocacy lead Nicholas Verginis sets out the big vision – and some very concrete next steps.