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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The World Bank’s Development Marketplace, a competitive grants program, has provided $1.4 million grants to 12 social enterprises in the northeastern states of Assam, Meghalaya and Mizoram for development activities and capacity building investments.