What are the key trends in social entrepreneurship?

Published on Jul 14, 2015

Social entrepreneurship is becoming more like mainstream entrepreneurship, and that’s a good thing, says Ryan Little of the BMW Foundation. The growing number of B Corporations, companies with their social and environmental values built into their DNA, is positive both for investors and for increasingly conscious consumers. Over the next five to ten years, we can also expect a shift in the way social enterprises are funded. Funders are looking for organizations to scale and Ryan explains that the trend towards grants being combined with impact investments is linked to a greater expectation that social enterprises find ways to become sustainable through their own revenue. On top of this, he sees a growing demand of social enterprises to internationalize just like traditional enterprises do. Continue reading “What are the key trends in social entrepreneurship?”