Navigating social and commercial objectives in social enterprise
ESRC Festival of Social Science
Monday, 6 November 2017
Social enterprises have to find ways of having a big social impact on people and the planet while also running a good business. How is this done, and how do you get over the tension between commercial and social objectives?
In this ESRC Festival of Social Science workshop, we draw on our research to give those attending the tools to understand the tensions they face, and how they can find a way to navigate through this. We help those involved in social enterprise and other forms of third sector or business activity to think through some challenging issues such as: should a social enterprise grow its business if it is not its core social mission; should we hold onto knowledge about our innovations or share them broadly; should we employ experienced and highly skilled staff or employ those needing the experience and skill development.
The workshop is organised in collaboration with the Impact Hub Islington, and is aimed at existing and start up social enterprises. You can register a seat via our Eventbrite page. For details and enquiries, please email Carmen Smith. For information about the ESRC Festival of Social Science, please see the ESRC website.