Josh Engel, Founder of advisory firm, Perspectful and former COO at Anavo Global and Saurabh Lahoti, Director – Finance Services at Ennovent share their thoughts from a recent session on developing effective financial models.
One of the big questions in Ottawa’s recent decision to merge the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) with the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade surrounds the future of CIDA’s microfinance programs. Will the mandate of Canadian commercial interests spell the end of Canada’s publicly-funded microfinance initiatives?
Following our symposium, “Pathways and Barriers to Social Enterprise Success,” the SIRG team quickly got to work writing and publishing white papers. Here are some of the ideas I couldn’t include in them, and some questions that will continue to drive our conversation about social enterprise in Taiwan forward.
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.