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.

Recent Podcasts

Episode 42: The Giving Block – Pat Duffy (47:48)

FINCA International President and CEO Rupert Scofield hosts Pat Duffy, co-founder of The Giving Block, in this episode of The Social Enterprise Podcast. Pat’s company provides solutions that nonprofits use to fundraise cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin. Rupert and Pat chat about the nature of cryptocurrencies, the regulatory environment, and why nonprofits should get into the crypto philanthropy ecosystem.

Episode 40: Grupo Puntacana – Jake Kheel (42:26)

FINCA International President and CEO Rupert Scofield chats with Jake Kheel in this episode of The Social Enterprise Podcast. Jake is the Vice President of Grupo Puntacana Foundation. He also directs the Center for Sustainability within Puntacana Resort & Club in the Dominican Republic. Jake talks about his journey into social entrepreneurship, his work on coral restoration and the environment, community engagement, and the impact of COVID-19 on his organization and the tourism industry as a whole.

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About Rupert

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. 

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