What is Social Enterprise?

not half bad for an answer
Many of you out there are still lost in translation when you hear the words social entrepreneur and social enterprise, and so with a little expert scanning we have found a short film created by the Social Enterprise Coalition, which might just give you an answer.
The Social Enterprise […]

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Social Enterprise Ambassadors become prizes for entrepreneurs

Win a FREE mentoring session with a Social Enterprise Ambassador
The Social Enterprise Ambassador programme has launched its first-ever mentoring competition, offering exclusive access to all 28 ambassadors’ offices, insights and experience as prizes. In order to win, entrants must explain in 150 words or less why they think they should win the session with their […]

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Hidden Social Enterprises: Doing well by doing good

Entrepreneurs really are the world’s change agents
In a first attempt to measure the scale of social enterprise in the general business population, a new report by Delta Economics and IFF Research finds that half of the UK’s growth-oriented entrepreneurs set up a company because they want to make a difference. And nearly a fifth of […]

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Haiti Social Enterprise Launches Grassroots LGBT Support

providing a space for masisi people
The 2010 earthquake in Haiti not only brought international attention, but also a tremor of sustained criticism in the way outside interventions have operated in the most destitute country in the Western hemisphere. However, one start-up organization, KOURAJ, is trying to break from the pattern, pioneering an innovative […]

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Social Impact: New Social Enterprise Directory App

world’s first social enterprise directory App
Social Impact is the world’s first social enterprise directory available on mobile phones. This free global app uses the GPS feature in any iPhone, iPad or iPod touch to display retail social enterprises that are closest to you, wherever you are. Many of these businesses are restaurants, coffee shops, […]

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Davos and Europe debate ‘What is going wrong with social enterprise’

washed away by the flow
At Davos, a romance with social entrepreneurship
This week’s 2013 World Economic Forum calls for social entrepreneurs as architects of this year’s theme: Resilient Dynamism.  Last year at Davos 2012, after a panel on social entrepreneurship, I witnessed the room buzzing with phrases like “creative capitalism” and “solving the […]

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Indonesian Social Enterprise Study Tour a Success!

social enterprise study tour learning journey
Last week i-genius hosted a group of social entrepreneurs from Indonesia as they embarked on a social enterprise Study Tour learning journey in partnership with the British Council, Indonesia, which involved i-genius Cafe London and a lovely closing dinner. The group explored the UK scene with a focus on […]

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Scaling up your social enterprise into China

6th – 8th November 2013
China is the world’s most populous country and major economic force in the world today. This creates an opportunity for social entrepreneurs across the world to scale up their programmes into China either through expansion or by finding a local partner.

If you are starting to think […]

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Investing in social enterprise

UK government publishes policy roadmap
Last month the UK government published its Social Investment Roadmap, setting out plans to extend support in the tax system for the ways that people can invest in social enterprise – a business that trades for a social good or purpose – in 2014.
The roadmap builds on a formal consultation […]

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Social Enterprise Unraveled. Best practice from the Netherlands

The social enterprise is an up and coming phenomenon around the world. Businesses with a primary aim to better the world are claiming a distinct place amongst commercial enterprises, charities and public sector organizations. Social Enterprise Unraveled, by Mark Hillen en Willemijn Verloop, describes the best practice from the impact first business sector in the […]

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