Profiting from despair – an unfortunate truth about the secret to social enterprise growth?

ISBE member collates multiple research documents to identify a potential ethical conflict at the heart of the social enterprise model

Adrian Ashton has recently reflected on a number of published research and mapping studies about social enterprises from UK and international perspectives, and in doing so, found that their growth and profitability is usually directly linked to periods of recession and communities experiencing higher levels of deprivation and poverty. In a blog post, he suggests what this might mean for both the support infrastructure for this sector, national government economic policy, as well as for others undertaking future research studies into this business model.

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