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 43: Supporting Artistic and Social Expression (48:19)
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.
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 41: Planned Giving – Patrick Schmitt (47:16)
In this episode of The Social Enterprise Podcast, Rupert Scofield hosts Patrick Schmitt, the co-founder and co-CEO of FreeWill. Patrick’s company helps nonprofits raise gifts. Rupert and Patrick chat about the latter’s social entrepreneurial journey, planned giving and technology.
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.