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.
Bite-sized stories this week – featuring a Middle East opportunity for wellbeing-focused enterprises, scale-up support for those helping people with complex needs, royal accolades for social enterprise leaders, and more.
Social investment by its very nature encourages innovative thinking around finance. Imagine if we thought outside of the box in other situations – what if bribery could prevent conflict? Rodney Schwartz contemplates.