Social enterprises are an innovative breed of businesses that exist to create a fairer and more sustainable world.
They could be a graphic design company creating jobs for ex-offenders, or a gym providing affordable wellbeing services to the community, or a retailer selling toilet paper and donating 50% of their revenue to charity.
Social enterprises must do three things:
They operate in all industry sectors of the economy, from facilities management, to catering and hospitality, to business administration to design.
There are three social enterprise impact models:
Whilst purpose is at the heart of why a social enterprise operates, it can be hard to quantify or explain and there are many different legal structures. Social Traders provides the only Social Enterprise certification in Australia. Our certification framework is world-leading in its depth and adaptability, and we have certified more than 450 social enterprises across the country to date.
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