Social Enterprises in a world         perspective        Jonathan Bland    Social Business International                  ...
Many manifestations                  2
Using market power• An evil monster enslaving the ordinary  people?• The lion of freedom, liberating creating  wealth and ...
Social enterprise is a tool, used by                          people across the world• It is a business – there are many  ...
What is social enterprise?Business driven by a social mission  with passion    making profits      creating value      for...
Global characteristics• Clearly defined social purpose• Trading in the market• Limited profit distribution• Ownership stru...
Responding to challenges• Economic prosperity• Access to quality services,      especially welfare• The environment       ...
Examples from around the globe•Social   care and integration ofdisadvantaged people in Italy•   Schools in Spain•   Jobs i...
Routes to social enterprise:•   NGO’s doing    business•   New start value    driven businesses•   Public sector    extern...
Wide approach, different forms• Broad definition• Legal forms:   – Companies   – Co-operatives   – Trading associations,  ...
UK experience and              the context of welfare reform62,000 businesses - £24b - 800,000 employees                  ...
What does social enterprise            contribute to public service reform?• Entrepreneurial leadership• Focus on the user...
An entrepreneurial journey                        for the voluntary sector• Since 2001: 128% increase in voluntary sector ...
An entrepreneurial journey                      for pubic sector employees• Social care, Leisure Trusts from the late 90s•...
Over a decade of Government                                  policy in the UK•   UK Government/England: SE    Strategy 200...
What are the dilemmas for                          SE & welfare reform• How are markers made and managed?• Awareness and u...
What kind of support is                    found in different countries?• Specialist legal forms ( they don’t always work!...
So what for Denmark?• A positive government framework:  recognition, access to markets, investment• From strategies to act...
Thank You!• 0203 372 2878• 358 2 – 5239015• 358 400 - 430730• Jonathan.bland@socialbusinessint.com• www.socialbusinessint....
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Presentation by Jonathan Bland, Founder and director of Social Business International (http://socialbusinessint.com) given at the conference 'Vækst & Velfærd' (Growth & We

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  1. 1. Social Enterprises in a world perspective Jonathan Bland Social Business International 1
  2. 2. Many manifestations 2
  3. 3. Using market power• An evil monster enslaving the ordinary people?• The lion of freedom, liberating creating wealth and opportunity bringing progress?• A special kind of creature?• A VERY POWERFUL TRANSACTIONAL MECHANISM• It all depends: Who can access it? How? & What terms? 3
  4. 4. Social enterprise is a tool, used by people across the world• It is a business – there are many models• SE can harness the power of the market• Bring social value into an economic transaction• Harness competition and dynamism a driver for social innovation• It can do great things – it can be transformative 4
  5. 5. What is social enterprise?Business driven by a social mission with passion making profits creating value for community benefit. 5
  6. 6. Global characteristics• Clearly defined social purpose• Trading in the market• Limited profit distribution• Ownership structures• Transparency• Triple bottom line 6
  7. 7. Responding to challenges• Economic prosperity• Access to quality services, especially welfare• The environment 7
  8. 8. Examples from around the globe•Social care and integration ofdisadvantaged people in Italy• Schools in Spain• Jobs in Korea, Thailand and Australia• Urban and rural community economicdevelopment in Canada• Basic services and income in manydeveloping countries 8
  9. 9. Routes to social enterprise:• NGO’s doing business• New start value driven businesses• Public sector externalisations• Private business conversions and support 9
  10. 10. Wide approach, different forms• Broad definition• Legal forms: – Companies – Co-operatives – Trading associations, charities, “not for profits” – Specialist legal forms 10
  11. 11. UK experience and the context of welfare reform62,000 businesses - £24b - 800,000 employees 11
  12. 12. What does social enterprise contribute to public service reform?• Entrepreneurial leadership• Focus on the user• Engage and empower staff in different ways• Knowledge of needs, what works and what doesn’t• Capacity to build trust• Creativity• Flexibility, ability to be quick 12
  13. 13. An entrepreneurial journey for the voluntary sector• Since 2001: 128% increase in voluntary sector income from the state (£9.1B public services)• 75% of government funding to voluntary sector as contracts• In housing, social services, employment, training, law and advocacy services voluntary organisations get 50% of their income from government• In social care, 88% of income from local government as contracts or fees• 1 in 10 CIC’s are social care providers 13
  14. 14. An entrepreneurial journey for pubic sector employees• Social care, Leisure Trusts from the late 90s• Right to Request programme 2008- 2011 Primary Health Care About over 60 new enterprises being established, £900m combined turnover, 25,000 staff Financial support, contracts - stepping stone to market• Expansion of policy to other areas – Pathfinders – part of Big Society agenda 14
  15. 15. Over a decade of Government policy in the UK• UK Government/England: SE Strategy 2002, Action Plan 2006, range of initiatives up to May 2010• Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland developed their own plans and strategies• Now “Big Society”- agenda: public services, communities, localism --> “To create the biggest SE sector in the world” 15
  16. 16. What are the dilemmas for SE & welfare reform• How are markers made and managed?• Awareness and understanding of the model?• Access to capital?• Business and experience of new social entrepreneurs?• Capacity – to work at scale but maintain values and local connections• How does it fit with wider system reform – e.g. who pays and how does it work? 16
  17. 17. What kind of support is found in different countries?• Specialist legal forms ( they don’t always work!)• Tax breaks• Investment funds• Business support programmes• Pro-active public sector – procurement, asset transfer• Awareness and promotional programmes• Research• Private business engagement 17
  18. 18. So what for Denmark?• A positive government framework: recognition, access to markets, investment• From strategies to action!• Know-how: technical issues, leadership• Build from the base. People need to connect, share, learn from each other - networks• Its business, It’s a social movement 18
  19. 19. Thank You!• 0203 372 2878• 358 2 – 5239015• 358 400 - 430730• Jonathan.bland@socialbusinessint.com• www.socialbusinessint.com 19
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