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Learning about Earning: 10 lessons from a social enterprise start-up

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

Learning About Earning

This week I posit a short idea with a long tail. Triple bottom lines. People, planet, profit.

The industrialists of the Victorian Age were birthed from a time of extraordinary achievements in science and industry. 566 more words


Sustainability: Burden or Opportunity?

“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 yins and yangs of marketing (an introspection on a new way to market)

(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


3 Surprising Ways to Weave Social Good Into a Startup

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

Social Enterprise

Enterprise essential - balance money and mission

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.

Eighty Enterprise Essentials

Something positive

Sometimes it seems like everything in the news is sad and depressing. I don’t watch the evening TV news for this reason. I feel that the less negativity I expose myself to, the better. 203 more words

Global Change