Canada is the best country for business leaders seeking to tackle social problems, moving up one point in the rankings from second place in 2016. Social entrepreneurs have benefitted from favourable conditions for businesses that do good, supportive government policies, ease of access to investment and grants as well as the strong involvement of young people and women.
"Canada is a nation with a stronger history of prioritizing the social safety net, more fair taxation, and a welcoming multiculturalism. Social enterprise is more naturally respected and accepted as good work. Canadians' propensity 'to care' remains strong."