“Something’s got to be done about this”, “This can’t go on”, “I can’t believe we’re in the same place we were before”, “The time to act is now”. How often do we hear this rhetoric in mainstream media?
Honestly friends, I really am tired of funders saying they have specific grant programmes for social enterprises when in fact they’re actually giving it to charities. Confused by this?
By thinking about the life cycle of a product, from raw materials to what happens when it can’t serve its original purpose, social and purpose-driven entrepreneurs can re-evaluate what tools they use and when to replace them.
Cath Harris runs One World Women, a social enterprise connecting experienced business women with ambitious female entrepreneurs from developing countries. Its programmes take place in-country and online.