A social enterprise is a business that applies commercial strategies to maximize improvements in human and environmental well-being, rather than maximizing profits for external shareholders. They may use a commercial model which pursues social responsibility directly, or aim to raise funds for charitable purposes through their business activities.
In recent years there has been a rise in the number and diversity of social enterprises in Australia and globally. This page is a repository of news and information on social enterprise.
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Below you can read some elements from the guide to social enteprise that was developed by the Australian Centre for Philanthropic and Non-Profit Studies. You can also download the guide in its entirety.