Israel's ranking dropped from fifth place in 2016 to 11th as it became more difficult for social entrepreneurs to sell to the public. The country also became less friendly to women business leaders, sliding 14 points to 41st place for equal pay and losing 22 places to 30th for women in leadership roles.
“I think Israel is really a right place for social entrepreneurship because there’s a lot of brainpower and innovation. If you’re a social entrepreneur, the funding system is not yet in place. For early stages I guess we need more funding and more support from the government.”