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Social enterprise: an idea whose time has come

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How do you build trust, networks and mutual opportunity across different cultures and international borders? The British Council has been doing this across 110 countries for 80 years.

Those interviewed in the film – created in partnership with a global pioneer, the international social enterprise magazine Pioneers Post – give voice to widespread concerns about our current economic models, which have not fostered fair and sustainable development and have failed adequately to address many social problems we have the capacity to solve. They explain why the social enterprise movement is gaining momentum and how the movement is creating new alliances of organisations and individuals determined to turn problems into opportunities, reduce inequalities, and build a fairer and more inclusive future.

"The recently concluded Social Enterprise World Forum 2015 in Milan is one example, bringing together social entrepreneurs and government ministers, professors and social impact investors along with development professionals and policy advisers. They came from Calabria and Cambodia, Greece and Ghana, Australia and Paraguay to tell powerful stories of transformed communities, to share smart models for measuring poverty and progress, and to debate subjects such as the need for social enterprises to achieve scale, and the propriety of making profits with purpose."

Our collective awareness of the need to understand respective market contexts whilst collaborating for greater effect by connecting ideas and opportunities from across the world is providing the momentum to ‘move the movement’ to a new level.

Source Pioneer Post


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