So, can businesses be a part of the solution to social and environmental issues? Is there a bigger role for them to play beyond the tax revenues and employment they create? My guest Shaun Loney certainly thinks so, and he has worked with numerous start-up Social Enterprises showing that this model can actually deliver social and environmental outcomes more effectively than governments and without the old model of NGOs turning to funders for their operating budgets.
It is a deeply creative and exciting new form of doing business that I am truly excited about. The integration of creating employment, developing skills, greening homes, and reducing poverty and inequalities is work worth doing. Shaun Loney and the Social Enterprises he has started with others, especially Indigenous partners is hopeful and positive in what it delivers.
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