Social Enterprise

Dialogue Social Enterprise is a worldwide operating social enterprise, driven by the mission to facilitate social inclusion of disabled, disadvantaged and elderly people on a global basis. Social enterprises are defined as organizations that trade in goods or services for a socially beneficial purpose. They are set up as profit-making businesses to tackle a social or environmental need. Their goal is to accomplish work that is socially, environmentally, and financially worthwile and valuable.

This is the key differentiator of social enterprises – whereas commercial businesses are profit oriented and may have secondary social or environmental objectives, the social or environmental purpose is essential for social enterprises. The term “more-than-profit” was coined to describe this business model: while producing profit, the business accomplishes its social aim through its operation, for example by employing disadvantaged people or lending to businesses that have difficulty securing investment from mainstream lenders.