According to the First Experts’ Poll on the leading social enterprise nations, U.S. is ranked as the best country for business leaders seeking to deal with social concerns/issues; commending ventures such as the U.S. Based Pipeline Angels which conducts boot camps to educate female investors on how to fund women social entrepreneurs. Nonetheless, experts have expressed a major concern; the limited/lack of the public understanding on the domain, which in turn impedes efforts in raising funds or collaborating with government institutions. Also, the ideal with which a social enterprise is either a non-profit or for profit has also confused many people; not all nations consider social franchises as businesses constituting specified legal/tax policies. The experts called for a boost in public understanding which could result in greater awareness, to in turn exert pressure for collaborative operations with governments and financial organizations.
U.S also topped the list among the best nations for accessing funding/investment, followed by Canada and South Korea. India and Singapore also featured amongst the easy-investment-access countries, though the experts noted that the funds were coming from offshore.