Lessons Learned from a Russian Social Enterprise


Craig Dearden-Phillips, who writes for The Guardian, attended a a conference in Moscow.

Craig explains that the social innovations conference is an eye-opener. He dishes out three points he has learned during his Russian stay: Social enterprise in Russia, like in the UK, starts where the state stops; Russian social enterprise sector would benefit from a long-term support from the state; and there is an open discussion among educated Russians about how to respond to the problems of their society.


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