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Myths about social enterprises

Myths about social enterprises September 24, 2012 by Guest Contributor A version of this article was first published on The Catalysts . The author, Rachel Chan , is a co-founder of MaD, a program that promotes innovation in Asia. Aging populations in developed countries is a problem social enterprises can solve. Photo: ell brown The concept of social enterprises has a long history, albeit manifested under different names and forms. The backlash against the deficiencies of capitalism in recent years has accentuated the development of social enterprises around the world. However, there is still not a shared consensus on what social enterprises are. Myth #1: Social enterprises are confined to helping the have-nots Social enterprise has philanthropic roots in the US and cooperative origins in the UK. More recently, some governments are also trying to encourage the third sector...

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