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A new breed of business

A social enterprise is a business, for good. They trade like any other business, but exist specifically to make the world a better place.

Three must-haves of a social enterprise

Have a social, cultural or environmental purpose

Generate a substantial portion of their income from trade

Reinvest their profit so that public/community benefit outweighs private benefit

Co-Creating the future - 28 & 29 September 2022

Westpac Foundation is proud to be a Major Partner of the 2022 Social Enterprise World Forum. We hope to see you there!

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Supporting social enterprise

Westpac Foundation has been a proud supporter of the social enterprise sector in Australia for 16 years. In 2022 we are a Major Partner for the Social Enterprise World Forum in Brisbane, the flagship event for the global social enterprise community.

Things you should know

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