The pandemic has helped highlight the challenges faced by many in our communities. Even when we finally emerge from COVID, we will still be grappling with climate change, income inequality, homelessness, a crisis in healthcare and a lot more.
And, for one social entrepreneur, to truly address those challenges requires more than the same old. To build long-term resilience, we need to adopt new economic models, ones that don’t extract value for the few but that are regenerative and work for all.
Welcome to In the Business of Change, where we speak with social entrepreneurs impacting their communities and the world. I’m your host Elisa Birnbaum publisher and editor in chief of SEE Change Magazine. I’m delighted that my book also titled In the Business of Change profiling social entrepreneurs around the world is now available in audiobook format too, with me as your narrator. You can find it wherever you normally buy your books and audiobooks, including Amazon or on our website.
On today’s podcast, we speak with Jasper van Brakel, CEO of RSF Social Finance, a financial services organization that provides opportunities for people to align their investing and giving with their values, while connecting social entrepreneurs with diverse forms of capital.
In our conversation, Jasper shares how RSF is helping social entrepreneurs during the crisis and how the pandemic can prove an important opportunity for real change. He explains why our current economic model is limited in its capacity and offers an alternative – a model that promotes different ownership structures and a systemic approach to challenges that can foster resilience and long-term impact for everyone.
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