So what is a social enterprise anyway?

What is social enterprise? What do social entrepreneurs do? Why is it important? 

I get asked this quite a lot, so here is my short answer – it’s about organisations that deliver a financial return and and have a benefit to society.  Now there’s a lot more to it than this, but I wanted to give an overview.  Does it make sense?  Any questions?

2 thoughts on “So what is a social enterprise anyway?

  1. Hey Richard, have you thought about teaching high school students some of this? Like in guest lecturer capacity? I’m trying to think of some high school teachers I know who might be able to advise… I just think there are definitely kids out there who’d respond strongly to this stuff.

  2. I hadn’t thought about teaching this in schools until you mentioned it- and now it is permanently in the back of my mind! You know I used to be a teacher in Japan right? Definitely school children do get this stuff, so I will give it some more thought. Thanks for the suggestion!

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