Is ‘profit’ a dirty word in the world of social enterprise?

It’s great to see that government are beginning to recognise mission led businesses now. This is something I have stood for, for some years. I do believe that for many social purpose organisations to grow we need financial support to a degree but also the ability to distribute shares when possible as an incentive to social investors. Profit is not a dirty word!
Having watched 5 charitable partners go down in the last year, it feels like the way forward. Many social businesses are female led and it would be a real boost to the social sector to see support ramp up – albeit with a myriad of social impact targets combined with financial targets! I can’t believe I wrote this 4 yrs ago


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