Articles by Alethia Kang
The Pandemic is Not Over for Social Enterprises: Here’s How Impact Investors and Other Funders Can Help Them Survive COVID-19
Social enterprises are developing innovative, sustainable and scalable solutions to the world's deepest economic and social issues, but many of these businesses are at risk of disappearing due to COVID-19. According to Alethia Kang at Acceso and Luke Seidle at Kiva, impact investors and other funders must step up to keep the social enterprise field afloat. They share five steps funders can take to bolster these businesses, and discuss how the partnership between their two organizations illustrates the value of flexible funding support during a crisis.
Small-scale fishing operations play a critical role in food security and alleviating poverty, but face many challenges in developing countries. The Clinton Giustra Enterprise Partnership, which has helped build social businesses that train fishers and fish farmers to adopt sustainable practices, is among a growing group of stakeholders working toward a common goal of preserving our oceans and fisheries.