Social = Enterprise

Tim Smit founder of the Eden Project has a very expansive view of Social Enterprise. He thinks all entrepreneurial activities should be social:

“The only distinction I can see between social entrepreneurship and ordinary entrepreneurship is the ultimate disposal of the surpluses or profits that come from that organisation, and the philosophies behind the protocols of the management. But if you had a business that was ethically sourcing its’ products, that was making as light a footprint as it reasonably could, that was treating its’ people well, and was trying to create products of social benefit or joy. After it achieved all those things I don’t really care what it does with its’ surpluses or profits because it would in my view be a social enterprise.”

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