A social enterprise is a business that, rather than just focused on making money, tries to address a social problem.
It has a double bottom line — to be financially sustainable and to have a measurable impact on a societal issues such as poverty, health and the environment.
From 2019 until his passing in 2022, Rupert Scofield explored the challenges of starting, building and running a social enterprise. Guests include other social entrepreneurs and impact investors who share their insights and experience.
Episode 46: Collaborating in the Impact Space – Alessandra Berg (50:03)
In this episode of The Social Enterprise Podcast, Rupert Scofield hosts Top Tier Impact (TTI) founder and CEO Alessandra Berg. TTI is a global ecosystem of impact and sustainability leaders, a network of 500+ impact investors, entrepreneurs and corporate leaders across more than 40 countries. Rupert and Alessandra chat about the imperative for collaboration in the impact space, attracting the right partners, balancing priorities, and tackling poverty at scale.
Episode 45: Solving the Liquidity Problem in Agency Banking – Kuunda (59:45)
In this episode of The Social Enterprise Podcast, Rupert Scofield hosts Kuunda Digital CEO Andrew Milne. Kuunda Digital is a FinTech incubator and advisory company that provides financial services for developing economies. Rupert and Andrew chat about the liquidity problem for banking agents in emerging markets, Kuunda’s unique overdraft solution, and building strategic partnerships.
Episode 44: Providing Clean Drinking Water in Emerging Markets – Jibu (51:49)
FINCA International President and CEO Rupert Scofield hosts Galen Welsch, the co-founder of Jibu, in this episode of The Social Enterprise Podcast. They chat about Jibu’s water technology, their local ownership business model, their franchise approach, and operational dynamics.
Rupert Scofield is a Co-founder of FINCA International and served as its President and CEO from 1994 until his passing in 2022. FINCA International itself is the founder and majority owner of a network community-based microfinance institutions and banks across Africa, Eurasia, Latin America, the Middle East and South Asia.
Rupert’s passing on November 27, 2022 was a monumental loss to FINCA and the global community that he dedicated his life to serving. You can read more about Rupert and his final call-to-action here.