What is social entrepreneurship

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This positive effect on society is achieved by developing solutions to avoid or overcome problems of social and economic exclusion, health, the environment and the community. Here, social enterprises make use of the economic working methods of a company and generate a larger part of their income through market service offers and not from grants or donations. Business is not driven by the need to maximize profits for shareholders and shareholders. Therefore, the profits are used to achieve the social goals, instead of being distributed to the owners or investors. The goal of social impact is permanently dominant and not an additional effect or waste product.

Innovative solutions are primarily based on societal needs, and only secondarily profit-driven. The self-given social action goal also affects the relationships with service recipients, employees and other stakeholders, e.g. in the sense of user orientation, participation and transparency. Social enterprises are closely linked to civil society; together they form the network of the social solidarity economy.

“Social entrepreneurship” is therefore primarily a matter of course, there is no legal basis in Switzerland yet, but in the international context with the “Benefit Corporations”.