Social enterprises are unlikely to flourish unless governments recognise their potential. A new massive open online course demonstrates their powerful role in solving worldwide challenges and how policymakers can nurture them.
Twenty British Council-funded groundbreaking ‘digital experiences’ are now live across six countries, experimenting with new ways to support creative and social entrepreneurs, and building communities online.
In Egypt, a community foundation is attempting to create sustainable social impact through a longstanding but part-forgotten Islamic tradition – and discovering its own sustainable business model on the way.
Islands in the Caribbean and Pacific face the devastation of their communities from climate change. Social and green entrepreneurs have potential solutions, but lack the right finance to realise their dreams.
Taxis that do pick-ups where others won't go, organic veg for the poorest people and a clothes-sharing co-operative are just some of the start-ups that have emerged on the outskirts of Brazil's São Paulo thanks to a consortium of business support specialists.
Breaking through the sometimes mystifying language of impact measurement and management is a challenge, but a project run by Social Value UK and an accelerator for Indonesian social enterprises has proved a success.