Thursday, August 16, 2012

The Social Enterprise Ecosystem and Social Capital Products

Reposting from the folks at SOCAP--an argument for the need for new models of social enterprise that don't use financial enterprise as its springboard. The crux is that the financial enterprise model focuses on 1) profit first, 2) competition and differentiation. Where the model does enable cooperation the goals tend to be efficiency and economy. These are good things but they are not enough. We need a definition of social enterprise that explicitly recognizes a community of actors that comprise a social enterprise ecosystem.