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.
What role can social enterprises play in improving the lives of women around the world? In this special episode of the show, entrepreneur Kresse Wesling MBE and Julia Rebholz, Managing Director of Ignite Social Enterprise, join Rupert Scofield to discuss whether women consumers have compelled businesses to become more social, the role that social enterprises can play in empowering women worldwide, and how to create a company culture that is welcoming to women.
Josh Spero, Editor of Spear’s magazine, and Christine Renier, co-founder of Nuva and Greedie Goddess, join Rupert Scofield to discuss the pressing issues in social enterprise. This episode: should brands partner with social enterprises? How can brands help communicate social messages to their customers? And should social enterprises look to alternative financing models, like impact investment, to raise funds?
Diana Sierra, CEO of Be Girl, Ryan Walter, CEO of Compost Crew, and Brian Flores, COO of Compost Crew, join Rupert Scofield to discuss the pressing issues in social enterprise. This episode: How do you find your passion? How do you research, test, and implement your business idea? How do you persevere throughout the ups and downs of starting your business?
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.