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.
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.
FINCA International President and CEO Rupert Scofield hosts Andrea Demichelis in this episode of The Social Enterprise Podcast. Andrea is the founder and CEO of Elliot for Water, a social enterprise that supports safe water projects through a search engine. They discuss Elliott for Water’s model and the motivation behind it.
Rupert Scofield hosts Matthew Jordan in this episode of The Social Enterprise Podcast. Matt is the CEO of Our Gorongosa, which supports sustainable development in Gorongosa National Park in Mozambique. They chat about Matt’s background and drive as a social entrepreneur, Our Gorongosa’s conservation work, specialty coffee production, scaling and impact expectations. Originally published May 11, 2021 on www.socentpodcast.org.
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.