The best countries to be a social entrepreneur – 2016

Thomson Reuters Foundation with Deutsche Bank, UnLtd and the Global Social Entrepreneurship Network interviewed more than 900 experts from 45 countries on the best countries for social entrepreneurs. The poll took into consideration six main areas of focus: government support, attracting skilled staff, public understanding, making a living, gaining momentum, access to investment.

The Top 10 countries of the list are:

    1. United States
    2. Canada
    3. United Kingdom
    4. Singapur
    5. Israel
    6. Chile
    7. South Korea
    8. Hong Kong
    9. Malaysia
    10. France

Particularly, Chile was ranked very well in most of the six areas, with exception of access to investment, where it occupied the 15th place.

The poll also highlighted the best places to be a female social entrepreneur, taking into consideration factors such as salary, percentage of women at managerial levels, among others. In this ranking the Philippines occupied the 1st place and Chile the 37th place.

Hopefully these results may enrich further discussions in order to propose, as a country, innovative solutions to make it easier for social entrepreneurs to access to investment and to reduce the gender gap.

Source: Thomson Reuters

Referenced in: Alliance Magazine

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