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.
Embedding social impact into supply chains is wider than just ‘buying from social enterprises.’ It’s possible to unlock enormous environmental and economic impacts through social procurement and Heidi describes how.