Malaysia's overall ranking plunged to 30th place, a decline of 21 spots, as it became more difficult for social entrepreneurs to access investment and sell to business. However, the country scored high for equal pay for women leading social enterprises, securing joint second place along with Finland and Greece.
“Malaysia is a good place for social entrepreneurs because of the support we receive from the government and the corporate sector. What we need, however, is for our social entrepreneurs to learn more on business acumen. We need more mentoring from experienced entrepreneurs.”