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Examples of Social Enterprises and Impact Investors

A common question is how do social enterprises differ from, say, socially responsible businesses? The short answer is that they have a dual purpose, satisfying both a social and a business mission. These examples have not been verified and CAUSE does not endorse them, but they appear often in the popular literature:

AcumenAravind Eye Care SystemAshokaB1G1BioLiteB LabBottle 4 BottleChange.orgChef’s Collaborative NetworkCommunity Shopd.lightDrishteeeBatutaEdgar and Joe’sEnterprise Community PartnersEtsyEvoluzionFairphoneFalling WhistlesGoldieBloxGood EggsGrameen BankGreyston BakeryHaku ToursHusk Power SystemsIndiegogoInformation BlanketInvestors’ CircleLateLivelyhoodsLushMeterHeroNewman’s OwnOlibertéO-NetSanergySKS MicrofinanceSoma WaterStartSomeGoodTen Thousand VillagesTerraCycleTextbooks for ChangeThinkImpactTomsTotus PowerUncommonGoodsWarby ParkerWaterHealth International

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Updated: April 3, 2017