It’s not just the motivations of these businesses that differ from traditional organisations, but also the make-up of the leadership teams and business owners.
What can you do to make the world around you a better place?
Chloe Hoole from Sheffield (aged 30) has just launched Darlo, a new babywear brand with a serious ethical conscience. Every purchase from the babywear range provides a week’s worth of meals for a child in India.
When you put profit to one side, your cause — and your passion for it — is key to your eventual success.
A visionary social enterprise, led by a group of female students in Amsterdam, aims to change the face of international development. On the launch of the OFoundation’s crowdfunding campaign, Victoria Peter tells their story.
With the right support and determination, you can be an entrepreneur with social objectives.
Student@home is an award winning social enterprise, linking employment for students with technology access for the digitally-excluded. Its founder, Kelly Klein, answers this month’s Q&A.
Business woman and musician Anna Mudeka, a Zimbabwean living in Norfolk, has performed with the greats of world music and been honoured for her role as an ambassador of African culture. Anne Francis caught up with her in to find out more.
Even the smallest business can be socially responsible. As Penny Bond has discovered, focusing on purpose as well as profit could give businesses of any size that critical ‘edge’ and deliver real success.
The government’s Social Incubator Fund is strengthening its panel with a startup female entrepreneur joining the advisers.
Zoe Peden was one of the first people to be offered a place on the Big Venture Challenge’s programme of support, designed to help social entrepreneurs raise external investment
Social Enterprise Case Study – from the Prowess Archive Name: Helen Walker Name of enterprise: Water Power Enterprises (h2ope) (CIC) Web: www.h2ope.co.uk Could you explain what your enterprise is? We are a community interest company (CIC) and our main social and environmental goal is to reduce carbon emissions by harnessing the power of hydro to […]
Having left school with no qualifications Sissy built a career and got her education the hard way. She now uses innovative methods to keep kids on the right track and to inspire them to get the most out of their own educational opportunities.
Ethics are big business. And ethics are an important driver for growing numbers of new businesses too, many of which unfortunately fail to get the balance right between passion and profit. So what can idealistic start-ups learn from the success of the Co-op and the fair trade movement?