After 12 years advising others about starting social enterprises, Chris Lee has spent the last 12 months setting up an environmental social enterprise in Hertfordshire, with the support of the School for Social Entrepreneurs in Ipswich. 559 more words
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“Sustainability” is the concept of organizations moving beyond traditional financial metrics to define their company, and using a “triple bottom line” approach to incorporate economic/ financial, environmental, and social/ stakeholder issues into company management. 585 more words
(The following is a personal essay inspired by a conversation I had with a friend about developing a new ethical version of marketing for my sacred business. 1,036 more words
While some business models are more overtly social and/or environmental in terms of the problem and solution, every entrepreneur can (and, dare we say, should) integrate some aspect of social good into their business. 807 more words
As a social enterprise, you’re expected to balance social, financial, and environmental objectives. This will involve particularly hard decisions in an economic downturn, such as how to keep vulnerable staff who may not be the most productive, and how to maintain quality as demand for services expands without the resources to match.