Bite-sized stories this week from the impact economy around the world: ups and downs in Europe's social enterprise movement, Omidyar's latest spinout, Malaysian businesses get new accrediation, new appointments and a sad departure.
The latest research into social enterprise in Malaysia describes some familiar pros and cons for social entrepreneurs. A lack of awareness about social enterprise means making money and doing good makes for uncomfortable conversations.
Malaysian government invests £0.5m to transform delivery of social services and boost its social economy. The developments have been inspired by other countries, including the UK, Thailand and South Korea.
Goldman Sachs has bought a San Francisco-based impact investment firm, 25 social enterprises have been selected to take part in government-funded accelerator programme in Malaysia and the National Business Awards recognise UK social enterprises.
Malaysia's Prime Minister launches three year social enterprise strategy, Social Enterprise UK join forces with Social Enterprise West Midlands and social investment saves dementia support centre from closure in the north of England.
This year Pioneers Post travelled to Malaysia with the British Council to help equip a group of aspiring journalists with the skills needed to tell the stories of social innovators who are taking on the country's biggest social and environmental challenges.