New facts and figures about size and characteristics of Ireland’s social enterprises expose their strengths as well as the challenges facing the sector, as ministers plan next national social enterprise policy.
African expert hails continent’s first social and solidarity economy strategy for acknowledging those social entrepreneurs who are most isolated from policymakers, but most connected with their communities, at SEWF Policy Forum.
Suppporting social enterprises will only go so far without ensuring access to finance and to markets. While many policymakers fail to connect the demand and supply sides, Abu Dhabi's “ecosystem approach” is showing how it can be done.
Social entrepreneurs can offer bold solutions to tackle the UK’s challenges, but will policymakers listen? Kevin Armstrong shares his insights into what was making Labour and Conservative party members tick at this year’s party conferences.
The outgoing CEO of B Lab Global on changing the rules of capitalism, the role of business in defending democracy – and why there’s “magic” in being able to hold the tension between social enterprises and multinationals with a common purpose.
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.
Mission-driven businesses in Latin America, Spain and Portugal need a “new institutional architecture”: laws, regulation and policies that help them to flourish without stifling growth, according to new research by the UN and partners.
European funding for the social economy faces uncertainty over the coming months – but European Commission representatives reiterate strong support and point to success of existing financial instruments.