Social Enterprise

Developing sustainable businesses

by Frank Martin and Marcus Thompson

About this book

Social enterprises are dynamic businesses with a conscience working in the UK and internationally to deliver lasting social and environmental change.

Well known social enterprises include Cafedirect, The Big Issue, The Co-operative Group, the Eden Project and Jamie Oliver's Fifteen, but there are thousands more operating in a wide range of industries from farmers' markets and recycling companies to transport providers and childcare.

This landmark text considers how a social enterprise can sustain and develop its activities, and compares the way we measure success in social organisations to other forms of business. Social Enterprise is an ideal resource for all students and entrepreneurs who want to make business and society better.