Update on the COVID Response Alliance for Social Entrepreneurs
Vulnerable populations and communities are among the worst affected by the COVID-19 crisis - with the pandemic only severely hitting emerging markets now. Social entrepreneurs are not only critical to protecting the most vulnerable. They also play an instrumental role in forging a reset of our world and in building an economic system that serves the many.
The World Economic Forum's COVID Response Alliance for Social Entrepreneurs brings together 52 leading ecosystem organizations, who together currently support more than 17,500 social entrepreneurs helping vulnerable people in over 190 countries. On Wednesday 15 July, Alliance members convened to discuss a shared action agenda in support of social entrepreneurs across the world - the exact details of this agenda will be published in the next few weeks.
Alliance members from Catalyst 2030 also presented their new publication: Getting from crisis to systems change: advice for leaders in the time of COVID.
Key Recommendations from this publication include:
1. World leaders must commit to systems change.
2. Social entrepreneurs should have a seat at the decision-making table.
3. Governments and other major institutions should create high level one-stop points of contact for social entrepreneurs.-
4. Governments, companies, philanthropists and others must transform how they finance the ideas of social entrepreneurs.
Lastly, members from IIX presented their digital suite of platforms and services that allow business to get a better sense of their resilience and to receive practical tips on weathering the COVID-19 pandemic.
Learn more about the Social Entrepreneurs' Alliance here.