Haze, food security, numbness, gap of wealth and etc. These social problems just keep coming out all the time. When you complain about these problems, does it ever occur to you: The World Needs Your Help!
David Bornstein is a journalist and author who specializes in writing about social innovation. In his book How to Change the World, he showed us how extraordinary social entrepreneurs innovatively use business to solve social problems better. David has given TEDx talks on both TEDxBYU and TEDXAshokaU.
A social enterprise is an organization that applies commercial strategies to maximize improvements in human and environmental well-being, rather than maximizing profits for external shareholders. Social enterprises can be structured as a for-profit or non-profit.
Many commercial enterprises would consider themselves to have social objectives, but commitment to these objectives is motivated by the perception that such commitment will ultimately make the enterprise more financially valuable. Social enterprises differ in that, inversely, they do not aim to offer any benefit to their investors, except where they believe that doing so will ultimately further their capacity to realize their social and environmental goals.