1. The scale of social enterprises varies globally
2. Social enterprise is about impacts
Positive impacts can be seen in a number of ways: in what a social enterprise produces or sells, for example, or by the way it does business. “Most of our work is agricultural so we are particularly interested in enterprises that go out of their way to include marginalized farmers,” says Clare Clifton, Christian Aid’s inclusive market development project manager.
3. Social enterprise can help reach the grassroots
4. Skills development and employment-generating enterprises are growing in the Philippines.
5. Enterprise can benefit the poorest
6. More governments are supporting social enterprise
7. Reporting is essential
8. But expectations must be sensible
9. Global charities can help social enterprise get started
10. NGOs can also bridge risk gaps
11. But charities might have to become social enterprises in the future
Source: The Guardian