Access to funding for diverse entrepreneurs is not a "pipeline problem", we hear at this week's Impact Shakers Summit in Brussels. Plus: new backers for Suzanne Biegel's legacy fund and why a UN resolution on the social economy matters.
UN recognition of the social economy builds on progress in many countries, from Senegal to South Korea. The next step is widespread implementation, say Victorine Anquediche Ndeye, Marlène Schiappa, Chantal Line Carpentier, Frédéric Bailly and Francois Bonnici.
Has this year's World Economic Forum meeting in the Swiss ski resort left us with a bitter taste, or is there something to celebrate? Plus good news from Scotland's social enterprises. The editors' view from this week's Pioneers Post newsletter.
Social innovators were celebrated and corporates committed to work with social enterprises – but as the rich and powerful gathered in Davos, Oxfam shared a dark picture of rising inequality and called for a wealth tax.
In the final instalment in this series, social enterprise pioneer Freer Spreckley sets out why accounting for all costs must be a core value – and proposes an update to the social accounting and audit system he first designed in the early 1980s.
The power of the social economy to address global crises will be pushed on to the agenda of the World Economic Forum this week, as a landmark report is presented to global leaders when they meet in Davos.
A global study led by Lex Mundi Pro Bono Foundation and launched at the World Economic Forum’s virtual Davos Agenda finds current legal requirements can even be a “hindrance” to the development of social enterprise in some jurisdictions.
A mobile app developed by former gang members to help people in crisis has been used by millions. It's just one example of the hands-on 'systems work' people are taking to tackle the problems around them.
Eight years after it was created amid a buzz of optimism, the Global Social Entrepreneurship Network has shut for good. Its closure has stark lessons for those supporting social enterprises, writes GSEN co-founder Krisztina Tora.