A great, concise definition from Impact Investment New Zealand
” Investing with the intention of generating a measurable and beneficial societal and/or environmental impact alongside a financial return. “
The big bang of creation has happened but we will never stop evolving….
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I met another awesome Social Entrepreneur yesterday.
The more you talk to people like this, the more optimistic you become about the future of our communities. Businesses with heart and passion seems to be increasingly mainstream.
It’s truly inspiring seeing how many fantastic people are out there looking to use a business idea to do good.
These days, we’re all using the term “authentic” – it’s a simple message but one that is so important and it does say so much.
As it is such an important term, I thought I’d just share the definition that I use.
This is a great example of what can be done when we remember that businesses aren’t inherently bad.
Generally they actually want to do good, and that includes supporting projects that are of public good as Lillian Grace so ably demonstrates in the Stuff article.
I had an great chat with Ben Scott from the Hamilton City Council yesterday. One of the points he made was that we need a Social Enterprise champions in our local area. Someone who is out there raising the profile of what it really means to be a social enterprise.
I couldn’t agree more. I think every community needs champions.
People who wake up each day, driven to advocate for social enterprise, eager to talk about it to everyone they meet, support those doing it, advising and recommending it.
We all need to become champions within our communities.