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
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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