Profit with a social conscience

Social Entrepreneurs Ireland (SEI) is an organisation that aims to support budding social entrepreneurs.

1st October, 2005

Social Entrepreneurs Ireland (SEI) is an organisation that aims to support budding social entrepreneurs. But what is a social entrepreneur?

Entrepreneurs identify opportunities and exploit them to make a profit. Social entrepreneurs do the same thing, but try to solve a social problem. Social Entrepreneurs Ireland director Sean Coughlan cites Christina Noble and Mary Davis of Special Olympics Ireland as examples.

“These are people who take all the qualities we value in business such as...

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