Thursday February 27, 2020

Social enterprise, not social welfare

There's more than one way to profit from business, and many people can be helped to a better life by enterprises that have a social purpose, writes Gareth Naughton.

2nd June, 2012
John Kearns, chief executive of Partas and chairman of the Wales Ireland Network for Social Entrepreneurship.

There was a time when business thrived on the notion that Greed is Good and, while this may still be the case for some businesses, there is a new breed of employer with much more than profit in mind.

Social enterprise - the concept of a bona fide business venture that is driven to address or resolve a particular social, economic or environmental issue is gaining a foothold in Ireland. It has the potential to...

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