SocialFinance.ca is proud to present live coverage of the second event in the Aga Khan Foundation Canada's series of Seminars on Innovative Financing for Development. Join our liveblog here on Tuesday, April 30.
Social enterprises aim to create value for a targeted community by engaging them as employees, producers, consumers or profit beneficiaries. Balancing the differing needs of these communities and their roles in creating value within a social enterprise is a multi-dimensional challenge, and often in tension with other competing (sometimes financial) interests.
Our panel asked discussants, “Bill Gates recently said that measurement is key to progress—you cannot change what you cannot measure. Many people agree, but a number of social organizations we interviewed did not have impact metrics. Why do you think this is the case?”
In building and scaling a social venture, financial and human capital are intrinsically linked: both elements are not only required for organizational growth and health, but also mutually dependent. The panel on financial and human capital explored these adjacent topics.
The Social Innovation Research Group - Taiwan (SIRG) is pleased to announce the release of its White Papers from Pathways and Barriers to Social Enterprise Development, its inaugural symposium on social enterprise.