As the coronavirus ravages businesses and communities, people are isolated, thrown out of work, cut off from medical care, and in need of services often provided by social enterprises. But new research shows that social enterprises themselves need helpIn our study, Business for Good: maximizing the value of social enterprises in Asia[1], we examined the challenges social enterprises face, conducting over 700 surveys and interviews of founders, impact investors, enablers and policy-makers. The study covers six countries – Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Pakistan and Thailand – with 1.2 million social enterprises among them, and spotlights China and India, which have an additional 3.5 million.


Alliance Issue: Social movement philanthropy; June 2020, Volume 25, Number 2

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