Although there is currently no universally agreed-upon definition of social enterprise and social entrepreneurship, in the aim of being as inclusive as possible, SEE Change adopts an extremely broad definition, as follows:
Social Enterprise: A venture with a social mission at its core, often referred to as having a double or triple bottom line.
Social Entrepreneur: An individual who establishes an enterprise* with the aim of addressing one or more of society’s many challenges.
* Definition of enterprise:
- a project or undertaking, typically one that is difficult or requires effort;
- a business or company;
- entrepreneurial economic activity.