As the British Council launches a landmark study on the state of the social enterprise sector in South Asia, Tristan Ace argues that such data is urgently needed to realise the vision of a world where business delivers social as well as financial impact.
Passionate social entrepreneur Sadhana Deshmukh explains why she wants to inspire other Indian women to go into business. This is the fourth in a series of British Council films showing social enterprises in action around the world.
The UK’s social investment sector is urged to harness potential of gender lens investing, students say no to fossil fuel investing in the US and greenhouses prove a life line to smallholder farmers in India.
Two new social impact bonds have been launched in the states of South Carolina and Connecticut in the US, students prepare to mobilise for social causes in the UK and USAID backs the Miller Centre for Social Entrepreneurship.
Sustainable energy entrepreneur Harish Hande argues that a major shift towards greater social equality will only happen when businesses understand "it is not about profiting from the poor but... by partnering with the poor".