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"What is a Social Enterprise?"





CREATIVITY & DISRUPTION 
Defining Social Enterprise and Social Business
BY CLARE JONES VIA CLEARLYSO.COM
Over the past few years, as ClearlySo has grown and changed, the most common questions we have been asked are: “What is a social enterprise?” and “What is a social business?”. We knew underneath both simply meant an organisation that seeks to be financially successful while creating social and/or environmental impact. It has commercial goals and it has impact goals – it is really not that complicated.
 

With famous examples of these kinds of businesses –  Green and Blacks, Divine Chocolate or Ben and Jerry’s – people can understand what it means to consider social impact alongside financial return. Many people who approach us ask how social enterprises make their money, or how a social enterprise is different from a business (or indeed how it is different from a charity). Because there is such a range of high-impact organisations operating in such a myriad of ways, these questions are impossible to answer precisely – except that, simply put, these businesses have impact and financial success at their core. CONTINUE  READING THE FULL ARTICLE VIA CLEANLYSO.COM


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