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New research collates evidence from seven countries and territories in South East Asia. It reveals that a diverse range of social enterprises are trading across all sectors of economy and that women and young people are taking the lead.
Social enterprises worldwide have proved to be adaptable and innovative in the face of the Covid-19 pandemic, with only 1% reporting permanent closure, according to a new survey. But support is needed to help those who have been hit hardest.
Social entrepreneurs in South East Asia face significant barriers to growth – and so do many small businesses owners. New research highlights how governments, investors and others can give social enterprises a better chance of taking off.
When it comes to impact investment, we’re at risk of getting too obsessed with the means, rather than the end, warns CEO of Social Enterprise UK and chair of the Social Enterprise World Forum Peter Holbrook CBE.