How public and private leaders can build a social economy by working with impactful businesses


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Author: Daniel Schmid, Chief sustainability officer, SAP SE, François Bonnici, Director, Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship; Head, Social Innovation, World Economic Forum, Marcos Neto, Director Sustainable Finance Hub, UNDP & Cheryl L. Dorsey, President, Echoing Green


  • Social innovators have a vital role to play in our economies of the future, filling the gaps in formal systems.
  • Unprecedented demands are being placed on social enterprises, but despite the pressures, they continue to be resilient.
  • Strengthening corporate and public sector engagement in the social enterprise ecosystem can reshape global progress towards the UN’s SDGs.

A lot can happen in two years – especially when our future is at stake. While the COVID-19 pandemic has inflicted massive economic and social damage on the world, it has also prompted an unprecedented flowering…

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