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It’s time for social enterprise to move from the margins to the mainstream across a region which is home to two-thirds of the world’s population. A partnership between the British Council and the UN aims to make this happen.
At a meeting of several organisations that support social entrepreneurs in Hong Kong last month it emerged that funding and human capital are the biggest challenges they face. Krisztina Tora of the Global Social Entrepreneurship Network reports.
Why are governments in Asia supporting social enterprises to address social and environmental problems? And what approaches are they taking to build social economies that deliver more sustainable and inclusive growth?