Pakistan’s social enterprises have huge potential to improve lives, but Covid-19 has halted the operations of many. Our reporter in Karachi finds two entrepreneurs who have taken imaginative approaches to income generation under lockdown.
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.
As foundations plan to boost the UK’s emergency loan fund for social enterprises, our exclusive interview with the UK’s top impact CIO, Jeremy Rogers, reveals that mergers, as well as money, may be needed to save struggling social investors.
Social sector organisations – and those they exist to help – have been deeply shaken by Covid-19. As they tread slowly towards a longed-for recovery phase, Big Issue Invest CEO Danyal Sattar shares what social investors can do now to support them.
Stories can provide a lens with which to engage with reality. The managing director of Myanmar social enterprise Third Story Project discusses how stories can be used to open conversations around difficult issues – including Covid-19.