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Four Elements of Social Enterprise for Structural Change

Social enterprise can contribute to positive economic, structural change by modelling a new way of doing business; and I believe there’s four elements they must be practicing as part of a new model. Social enterprise and charity generally exist to … Continue reading

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Why are definitions of social enterprise important?

Here’s a quick blog post I wrote on LinkedIn: Why are definitions of social enterprise important? Why am I still interested in this debate ten years on from running my first social enterprise? These are the questions I asked myself … Continue reading

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Social Impact Data

At the social enterprise I lead we measure our social impact in a number of ways including some good old fashioned number crunching. Did you know that between July 2010 and July 2015 SEED employed 67 people, 47 (70%) of … Continue reading

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Why definitions of social enterprise are important

Social enterprise, social innovation, and social entrepreneurship Why are definitions and conceptualisations of social enterprise important? Why are we still talking about them ten years on from when I first entered the sector? These are the questions that I have … Continue reading

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Why our social enterprise tour to India will be different

  I’m starting this post with a long quote from Michael Hobbes in New Republic. His essay is a must read for anyone interested in International Development (including international social enterprise development). This quote, for me, is about the problems … Continue reading

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Philanthropy, divestment, and a holistic economy

I’ve been uneasy for a long time about the way we glamourise entrepreneurs who make bucket loads of money and then give it away (however generously) via philanthropy. Before we celebrate them we need to ask ourselves how their fortunes … Continue reading

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Social Enterprise India

I am collaborating with colleagues from the Centre for Social Response to take people on an immersive journey into the heart of India to visit social enterprises, meet social entrepreneurs, be inspired, and create change. Social Enterprise India is a two week … Continue reading

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