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.