Social enterprises are similar to regular companies and have their own earnings model and product or service. However, these enterprises do not see revenue as an objective, but as a means for solving important societal problems.
The Dutch social enterprise sector has grown significantly in the past five years. After a preparatory and pioneering phase, the sector moved into the development phase. PwC researched which factors contributed to this fast growth, leading to the report ‘Building an ecosystem for social entrepreneurship: lessons learned from the Netherlands’. This study will be presented at the annual Social Capital Markets (SOCAP) conference, a three-day international event in San Francisco that brings together social entrepreneurs and impact investors.