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 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.
FINCA International President and CEO Rupert Scofield hosts Lisa Caesar, the Chief Operating Officer of Nō Studios, in this episode of The Social Enterprise Podcast. Lisa shares her professional journey, and the mission and values of Nō Studios, a project founded by her brother and Oscar winner John Ridley.
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.