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Farewell

A message from the Educators: Sara, Jeremy and Andres Thank you very much for joining us. It has been a pleasure to be with you, in your discovery of the …

Additional resources

Supporting Organisations Minca Ventures Ltd A company that promotes and supports social enterprises at an international level with coaching, consultancy and educational services. If you are interested in some of …

Contributors to the course

Supporting Organisations British Council SE programme A programme that supports the development of social enterprise and social investment around the world. The School for Social Entrepreneurs An organisation that supports …

Enabling organisations for social enterprise

Many governmental and non-governmental organisations have developed and implemented programmes especially targeted at supporting social enterprises. In this video, we hear from representatives of the British Council, the School for …

Celebrity support for social enterprise

By bringing the work of social enterprises into the media spotlight, celebrities, too, have a role to play in highlighting innovative models for social change. Many celebrities lend their name …

Universities fostering social innovation

Universities are hubs of brainpower and youth energy. They have long harnessed these resources to achieve breakthroughs in research, while educating students with the knowledge needed to drive economic growth. …

The role of government in social enterprise

In this video, we hear about some different ways in which the UK government has encouraged social enterprise. What are some other means by which national and local governments can …

The social enterprise ecosystem

No social enterprise operates in a vacuum. Many interdependent systems, institutions, and networks enable social enterprises to flourish. One crucial group within the social enterprise ecosystem is the beneficiaries and …

Social change and personal transformation

Being part of the social enterprise sector can have transformative effects not only on society but also on the individual founder, employee, or volunteer. After hearing the perspectives in the …

The social entrepreneur drive

What motivates social entrepreneurs? In contrast to traditional business models, social enterprise models require leaders with a distinctive value orientation. Let’s see what social entrepreneurs themselves say about the type …

Case study: SMV Wheels

SMV Wheels, a social enterprise in India, is working to improve the lives of bicycle rickshaw drivers. Pay close attention to the different components of their business model. The next …

What is social impact?

In this video, social enterprise consultant Servane Mouazan share her ideas about what social impact means. What is your opinion? Do you think it is important to measure the social …

Social enterprises as hybrid organisations

Traditionally, the divide between a for-profit or nonprofit organisation was clear; for-profit businesses would engage in revenue generation and nonprofits would engage in charitable work to solve social issues and …

Types of social enterprise

The category of social enterprise includes several different types of businesses and organisations. In this step, we provide definitions and examples of these different types. Credit union Definition: Finance co-operative …