Setting up a social enterprise

A social enterprise is a business operated to benefit society, not purely to generate profits for the owner or dividend payments for shareholders.

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Profile: The Ethical Businessman

Although Friska founders have big plans for their Bristol-based takeaway with a difference, as Mark Williams finds out, profit is not their only goal.

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Profile: The Flip-Flop Philanthropist

Gandys flip-flops uses some of its profits to help orphans in India – just one reason this fast-growing flip-flop brand continues to win admirers.

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Q&A: Social enterprises

Unlike even the most ethical of other start-ups, social enterprises have environmental or social values at the very core of everything they do.

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Q&A: Ethical trading

Being an ethical business can reduce the negative impacts on people, animals and the environment. It can also boost your bottom line.