Export support for SMEs are rarely designed specifically for social businesses. A pioneering programme funded by the Scottish Government is helping selected enterprises to expand into five African countries.
From the type of money coming into the African continent to ineffective aid, Pioneers Post and Intellecap ask the founders of four Africa ventures: What does the world need to know about African enterprise?
Although mental health issues are gaining focus around the globe, developing countries are still underserved in this area. The good news is that one initiative is proving majorly impactful and the World Health Organisation are taking notice.
Government ministers from Taiwan, Ghana and Scotland set out what they believe are the greatest challenges facing the social enterprise sector and challenge social entrepreneurs to turn the most pressing social problems into opportunities at the 2015 SEWF.
With just over a week until the Sankalp World Forum in Delhi, we've interviewed one of this year's speakers, Teresa Njoroge, about her extraordinary journey from international banking to a Kenyan prison and, finally, social entrepreneurship.
In honour of International Women's Day, Kat Miller from London-based responsible investor Alquity finds out how microfinance is giving women in parts of Africa a voice, increased self-esteem and respect. First stop: a busy bar in Malawi.