The notion of social enterprise has drifted far from its roots, says author and pioneer of the movement Freer Spreckley. How to return to core principles? By choosing democratic governance, even if it feels radical. Part two in our exclusive series.
Social enterprise has drifted too far from its roots, says Freer Spreckley. In our exclusive serialisation of his latest book, the social enterprise pioneer sets out six key principles that he believes should define social enterprise. First: common ownership.
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Employee ownership is a win-win for businesses and workers alike, so why hasn’t there been more uptake? The founder of Social Capital Partners in Canada, Bill Young, on the barriers – and possible solutions.
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