Suppporting social enterprises will only go so far without ensuring access to finance and to markets. While many policymakers fail to connect the demand and supply sides, Abu Dhabi's “ecosystem approach” is showing how it can be done.
The UK is weary of social impact bonds. But, says Dr Chih Hoong Sin, exciting innovations in other parts of the world should inspire the country of their birth to take a fresh look at what they can achieve.
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.