Frequently Asked Questions

What is socially and environmentally sustainable private enterprise?

Simply put, businesses that meet recognised national and international standards of social and environmental responsibility and also generate higher incomes for sponsors, workers and/or consumers.

What is sustainable social enterprise?

A sustainable social enterprise is a business that applies commercial strategies to achieve human and environmental well-being e.g. health improvement, improved livelihoods for farmers and is financially sustainable. A social enterprise does not generally seek to maximise profits or distribute profit to private shareholders may take the form of the not-for-profit-distribution private company, co-operative, mutual organisation or subsidiary of a charity.

What is social impact investment?

It is investment by organisations or individuals who wish to see their capital advance economic, social and environmental goals and seek as a minimum to recover the capital invested often with a sub- commercial financial return.