Laura Reed, Head of Social Impact Partnerships at Seventh Street Ventures, and Jay Boolkin, co-founder at Social Change Central, discusses the Social Enterprise Ecosystem.
They explain that the social enterprise ecosystem has many participants - social entrepreneurs, social enterprises, intermediaries, academic institutions, businesses, government and philanthropists - all working on different aspects of social innovation.
Reed and Boolkin shares the potential if the social enterprise ecosystem were more strongly connected.
For funders, there are many areas in the ecosystem to invest in: advice and education, co-working and working space, finance investment and funding, legal forms, market development, networks and networking, and research and impact measurement.
Reed and Boolkin also provide advise on supporters and participants on how to strengthen the social enterprise ecosystem. Read the Entire Article
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After marveling at Egypt’s natural heritage sites such as South Sinai and the Red Sea, Iris Boutros, writer at Daily News Egypt, muses on Environment Minister Laila Iskandar’s goals of longer-term environmental agenda by injecting social entrepreneurship as its powerful implementer.