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.
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.
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.
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 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.