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The Business of Food: The Role of Social Enterprise

Posted: 13 May 2010

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Social enterprises are businesses that trade to deliver social and environmental purposes. Instead of being driven to maximise profit for shareholders or owners, social enterprises exist to address market failure with profits or surpluses reinvested into social and environmental purposes. In recent years, Scotland has developed a critical mass of dynamic small and not so small social enterprises working in food cultivation, distribution, manufacture, preparation, education, catering and retail.´╗┐