Introduction About Social Enterprise Europe Ltd Also working in Philippines, Vietnam and Indonesia and some in China But I want to share with you are experiences of the UK and Europe first Then you can compare it with what you are already doing And later we can compare it to what is happening in these other countries too
Social Enterprise is about business and trading What is different is that the business is run for social purposes rather than financial That means that they have social objectives. These are verifiable objectives that either solve a social problem or deliver a social benefit What lies behind these objectives are our values When values are discussed collectively they tend to be altruistic So social enterprise is about asking What sort of world do we want to live in What sort society do we want to live in What sort of town or city we want to live in What sort of community we want to live in And then trying to achieve those objectives through enterprise
All social enterprises are winners We don’t have to spend our profits on shareholders – we can reinvest them into the company We have motivated staff because they own the process of management We can draw on other recourses like volunteers and the support from our communities Because we deliver benefits we can sell them to funders and supplement our income with grants and government contracts We have loyal customers because they are buying our values as well as our products We also have our own supportive networks – because we see the world full of co-operators and partners not competitors
Social entreprise presentation
SOCIAL ENTERPRISE Cliff Southcombe
What is Social Enterprise? BUSINESS SOCIAL OBJECTIVES VALUES
Different ownership structures Community members Workers and volunteers Beneficiaries and customers Social investors Multi – tier enterprises Pure or hybrids
Social enterprise/entrepreneur? EU-style Social Enterprise: US-style Social Entrepreneurship: Collective Action Individual Action Labour movement or government responses to social issues Entrepreneurial ( market ) responses to social issues Incremental building of social capital and assets Fast effective achievement of social outcomes Solidarity and Mutuality Champions and Change Agents Accommodation of stakeholders Adherence to a ‘vision’ Democracy (bottom-up governance) Philanthropy (top-down governance) Third sector Any sector
The Winner? LOYAL CUSTOMERS MOTIVATED STAFF AND VOLUNTEERS NO SHARE DIVIDENDS MONEY FROM GRANTS AND SALES
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