What is the promise of social enterprises for the future of humanity?
The conventional wisdom says business should maximize profits and not worry about its broader consequences on society. If there's a societal problem, leave it to an NGO or government to solve.
A growing wave of successful social enterprises--organizations that weave together profits and purpose into their organizational DNA--are overturning this dogma. There are lots of fundamental reasons why social enterprises experience better financial returns than conventional companies while making positive change. Below we share some of the best insights into the growth of social enterprises, as well as some clues about the contributions social enterprises can make toward a brighter future...