It’s time we got clear on this: A social enterprise is a business that positively impacts people and the planet. IT IS NOT A CHARITY. Seriously, the amount of times I hear charities pretend they’re social enterprises is shocking.
How often do you buy CDs? What about DVDs? Chances are, not as often as you used to. And why is that? Well, you’ve probably got a Spotify or iTunes account, as well as Netflix, or Amazon Prime.
“Our values are to help the world run better and improve people’s lives,” says Frank Omare, a senior director within the global value advisory team at SAP. A “world of opportunities” for all.
“The trouble with being successful is you’re in demand.” When Jonny Kinross took the helm as CEO of Grassmarket Community Project, the social enterprise worked with 70 people each year. Now that figure is around 500.