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Social Enterprises

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Institute of
Business Ethics




Social Enterprises


A Social Enterprise is a business with primarily social objectives whose surpluses are principally reinvested for that purpose rather than being driven by the need to maximise profits for shareholders and owners.

Setting up a Social Enterprise

Social Enterprises as Registered Charities

Community Interest Companies (CIC's)

What is a Co-operative

Co-operative Identity


Limited Companies with a Social Purpose

Charitable Incorporated Organisations

A co-operative is an autonomous association of persons united voluntarily to meet their common economic, social, and cultural needs and aspirations through a jointly owned and democratically controlled enterprise. Click here for more information about co-operatives.

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