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.
In this podcast, Rupert Scofield explores the challenges of starting, building and running a social enterprise. Guests include other social entrepreneurs and impact investors who share their insights and experience.
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.
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.
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 social entrepreneur and an agricultural economist with over 40 years of experience in developing countries.
He is President, CEO and Co-founder of FINCA International, the founder and majority owner of 20 community-based microfinance institutions and banks across Africa, Eurasia, Latin America, the Middle East and South Asia. Rupert now leads FINCA International on the next leg of its journey: supporting the rise of social enterprises delivering basic service and financial innovation.
An expert on microfinance, social enterprise and impact investing, Rupert is an author, podcast presenter and frequent speaker, offering insights and guidance on market-based solutions to global poverty.