Community

Business ideas with added value: We redefine success!

The commitment of social business founders and entrepreneurs is diverse, they show new ways – in education, in the direction of an inclusive society, they develop products that conserve resources, reuse them and protect the environment – all of them having in common the vision of society, reconciling responsibility with economic activity. We support them in this.

The companies in our community are characterized by their social impact orientation. What they all have in common:

1

Tackling social challenges according to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals is the main driver for activity (vs. voluntary action based on corporate social responsibility).

2

The approach to solving a social problem is implemented on the basis of entrepreneurial activity. This includes the development and supply of market-driven products and services for paying customers (vs. voluntary or non-commercial activity).

3

The economic goal is to cover the whole range of possible expenses from generating turnovers by providing goods and services for the market. Significant profit shares are reinvested in impact orientation (vs. predominant cost coverage through grants, donations, etc.).

Social entrepreneurs are still a rare in Austria with few contacts, support and infrastructure. The more important to have places where social entrepreneurs can meet and network, exchange knowledge and start new projects.
Dr. Peter Vandor (Division Manager + Senior Researcher, NPO & SE Competence Center; Vienna University of Economics and Business)

Let’s get in touch

Tel.: + 43 699/190 36 466
Email: info@socialbusinesshub.at

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