Kilmarnock in New Zealand employs 80 people with intellectual disabilities, delivers commercial contracts for big businesses and is about to launch its own training academy. But just a few years ago the organisation was at breaking point.
In an office in Hong Kong’s vibrant Sham Shui Po district, exciting collaborations are being formed between corporates and social startups to tackle the city’s social and environmental challenges. Oliver Holtaway reports on an emerging movement.
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.
Fair for You provides low-cost loans to the UK’s poorest families. Its chair Ben Reid believes that social enterprise can be a successful alternative to payday lenders, but it needs backing from government and social investors.