What is a Social Enterprise?

A social enterprise is a business that:

  • Has a social mission embedded in the DNA of the business to directly address social, cultural and environmental needs; rather than indirectly through socially responsible business practices such as corporate philanthropy, equitable wages and environmentally friendly operations.
  • Is an enterprise deriving a majority of their revenue through trade of socially and environmentally sustainable products and/or services; rather than through grants, donations or gifts.
  • Invests the majority of expenditure and/or profit to fulfil their mission.

Since 2019 I have been working as the inaugural Executive Officer for the Queensland Social Enterprise Council (QSEC), Australia’s first Social Enterprise peak body.

In that time we have initiated the following projects:

New member website and digital portal with a learning hub and member forum.

QSEC Strategic plan

State-wide Social Enterprise Sector Roadmap Submission

Positive Action with Every Transaction campaign

Reset and Recovery Program

Social Enterprise Summit for North Australia

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