Hello, I’m Jim Glover, “That Branding Guy” for Once a Day Marketing™. Today we are discussing the concept of social enterprise and whether or not it is a positioning to consider for your brand.
A social enterprise is a company or organization that uses common business strategies to drive improvement in the environmental or human services arenas as a primary business or in addition to their core competency. This may include a focus on increasing beneficial social impact rather than the typical profit driver. A Benefit Corp is a good example of a social enterprise although they are not limited to a particular form of business.
There is a growing trend among investors and consumers to seek out socially and environmentally conscious companies with whom to do business. There are approximately 2,064 certified B Corps in 50 countries around the world in 130 industries.
According to bcorporaton.net, some of the many reasons to become a B Corps include:
- Differentiation from the competition
- Finding investors
- Attracting and engaging talent
- Leveraging the “B The Change” campaign to reach an interested audience
If your company is socially and environmentally conscious or moving in that direction, consider investigating the requirements to become a certified B Corp or other form of social enterprise. If you want to differentiate your brand, this could be a great way to accomplish that goal. Research “social enterprise” or “benefit corporation” for more information.
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