Social entrepreneurs focus on transforming systems and practices that cause poverty, marginalisation, environmental deterioration and loss of dignity. Socially entrepreneurial activity takes place across all fields, from health to climate change and education, and across all sectors, from non-profit to commercial and governmental. In partnership with institutions, networks and communities, social entrepreneurs create solutions that are efficient, sustainable, transparent and have measurable impact. Importantly, social entrepreneurs are focused on systems-changing initiatives that seek to address the root cause of the social problem rather than palliative activities.
How do they differ from traditional entrepreneurs?
Social entrepreneurs have all the same attributes of entrepreneurs – driven, efficient, resilient and market oriented.