What is a Social Entrepreneur?

A social entrepreneur is a person who pursues novel applications that have the potential to solve community-based problems. These individuals are willing to take on the risk and effort to create positive changes in society through their initiatives. Social entrepreneurs may believe that this practice is a way to connect you to your life's purpose, help others find theirs, and make a difference in the world

Social Entrepreneurs

KEY TAKEAWAYS

  • A social entrepreneur starts a business for the greater social good and not for the pursuit of profit.

  • Social entrepreneurs seek to produce environmentally-friendly products, serve an underserved community, and focus on philanthropic activities.

  • Social entrepreneurship is a growing trend, alongside socially responsible investing (SRI) and environmental, social, and governance (ESG) investing.