A recent article in The Harvard Business Review discussed the importance of focusing on the business aspect of a budding social enterprise. It seems that this is a very popular topic amongst social entrepreneurs as the financial side of the business is really determining the viability of new social enterprises.
In fact, the Harvard Business Review is partnering with Bridgespan Group over the next few months to publish a series called Scaling Social Impact, which will address the tradeoffs inherent in social enterprise and other challenges relating to the scalability of such organizations.
We are excited to see what thoughts spring out of this discussion but it is really great to see that such topics are being bought to the forefront. Discussions are going beyond what’s the point of a social enterprise but instead are now looking at how we can make them succeed. Successful models are being evaluated and leveraged so that an increasing number of organizations are able to match their social impact with their desired bottom line.
We will definitely be blogging about some of these upcoming articles so subscribe to this blog and stay tuned!