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Social enterprise

Glossary item: Social enterprise - Definition

A social enterprise is a business with primarily social objectives whose surpluses are principally reinvested for that purpose in the business or in the community, rather than being driven by the need to maximise profit for shareholders and owners (UK Government definition, supported by the Social Enterprise Coalition). See the chapter in A Guide to Giving

 

This glossary item is tagged under:

  • Business/corporate philanthropy