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 7: Chloe Hoole, Darlo & Vanessa Swan, Cockpit Arts (38:32)
Chloe Hoole, founder of Darlo, and Vanessa Swan, CEO of Cockpit Arts, join Rupert Scofield to discuss the pressing issues in social enterprise. This episode: how can you raise funding to start a new business? How can you scale your social enterprise? And how do you find your social mission?
Episode 6: Andrew Croft, CAN & Jonathan Jenkins, Social Investment Business (30:13)
Andrew Croft, CEO of CAN, and Jonathan Jenkins, CEO of Social Investment Business, join Rupert Scofield to discuss the social enterprise sector. This edition: what new challenges face budding entrepreneurs? Why move from the private to the social sector? And how has social finance and investment changed over the last decade?
Episode 5: Tom Ravenscroft, Enabling Enterprise & Greta Rossi, Akasha (31:33)
Tom Ravenscroft, founder and MD of Enabling Enterprise, and Greta Rossi, CEO of Akasha Innovation, join Rupert Scofield to discuss their social enterprises. This edition: what’s the best way to raise finance? How do you manage the difficult transition between start up and medium-sized social enterprise? And how do you maintain a good work-life balance?
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.