Brazil's ranking advanced just two points to 38th out of 43 countries polled, as social entrepreneurs struggled to access investment and non-financial support. However, social entrepreneurs in the country found it easier to sell to the public, pushing the score in this category to 16th place from 39th in 2016.
"I still see many social enterprises seeing other social enterprises as the competition, and therefore acting alone. All are fighting for financing. If there was more dialogue between parties, with the understanding that we need to act together, things would improve."