When a social enterprise is not an enterprise

Unless you’ve been living under a rock by now you’ve heard the term ‘social enterprise’. There are many and varied definitions of the illustrious notion of social enterprise, our working definition “a business entity that TRADES for a social purpose” (noting the word TRADES). In Australia social enterprise is not a legal structure in it’s own right and for that matter, a …

Want an ethical energy supplier

Nearing the $1.5 million mark With less than 4 weeks to go, Enova are on the verge of passing their half-way mark to raising the minimum $3m capital they need to operate. This is a major achievement. The Australian Energy Regulator has approved Enova’s application for our energy retail licence, subject to our capital raising ~ which is an Australian first …

More about SEFA

Earlier this year I interviewed Hanna Ebeling, Relationship Manager at Social Enterprise Finance Australia (SEFA). Listen to the interview to learn more about SEFA and some handy insights about social finance, the SEFA selection process and ways for social enterprise to survive and thrive.

Who does your money support?

This could be a righteous story about how great I am at spending money the ‘right’ way.  About how wonderful we are at saving the planet or the world or how awesomely we walk our talk. Actually it’s not going to be told like that. This is a story of an awakening. You see, I’ve always liked the idea of …