A powerful new collaboration between academics and social entrepreneurs – the first of its kind in Asia – will help Hong Kong come up with new ideas to tackle its endemic social problems. And neighbouring countries could follow in its tracks.
UK social enterprises are outperforming mainstream businesses on job creation, start-up rates and in promoting diversity, but key challenges around access to finance and public sector contracts remain barriers to the continued growth of the sector.
Recommendations to simplify and clarify the legal framework for social investment by charities have been broadly welcomed by the UK civil society sector. NCVO's Andrew O'Brien analyses the Law Commission's report.