Written by Lia Arrieta

The Social Enterprise Certification is the world’s first internationally-recognized certification for modern social enterprises (SEs). In the efforts of increasing the certification’s impact and reach, the certification is partnering with local and international SE support organizations to create a network. …


Written by Lia Arrieta

  1. Three Avocados is based in Bullopa Uganda, a very remote and poor village. Their goal is to provide clean water in Uganda. 63 children die in Uganda each day from lack of clean water and oftentimes the closest water source is close to 4 miles walking…


Written by Lia Arrieta

  1. Ecofiltro is a social enterprise that sells water filters in order to solve the growing water crisis in Guatemala. …

Written by Lia Arrieta

  1. Evoware is a social enterprise in Indonesia that sells biodegradable cups made from seaweed with the goal of promoting sustainability and increase livelihood of seaweed farmers in Indonesia. These cups can even be eaten! The Ello Jello cups are vegan friendly and safe for the environment…

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Here are multiple books that FORBES recommends social entrepreneurs to read:

  1. Feel Good and Do Well by Doing Good by Peter Miliewski. Revolves around the lesson of putting philanthropy first and profit second.
  2. Changing the World Without Losing Your Mind: Leadership Lessons from Three Decades of Social Entrepreneurship by Alex…

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  1. Making an impact: Within each social enterprise there is a social mission, an obvious advantage is that the business is helping the environment and/or people around the world. This benefits an entire community and has a positive impact on the planet.
  2. Reaches a larger audience: Customers believe in the potential…

MEDU is a social enterprise founded by Tamy Chayo that is part of the Social Enterprise Certification.

Written by Lia Arrieta

MEDU Protection is a social enterprise with one purpose: to solve the problem of solid contamination produced by the medical industry, which has been increased by the COVID-19 pandemic around the world.

Click here to view their website and Linkedin

When did this organization start?

July…


Written by Lia Arrieta

The biggest challenge that social enterprises face is lack of funding. It is especially hard to convince investors to invest in their enterprise because if the organization is non-profit rather than for-profit investors may believe there won’t be a big monetary return for them. Bank or…


Written by Lia Arrieta

We are already seeing many social enterprises become popular. This includes Ben and Jerry’s, an ice cream business which started a foundation around 30 years ago that distributes money in the form of grants to support grass-root organizations. It currently supports campaigns such as the criminal…


Written by Lia Arrieta

After the COVID pandemic social enterprises have started appearing all over the world. This may be because the pandemic increased unemployment and many of us had to stop and think about where our money was going to and what these companies were supporting. In the UK…

Social Enterprise Certification

The Social Enterprise Certification is the world’s first internationally-recognized certification for modern social enterprises (SEs).

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