What is a Social Enterprise?

A social enterprise is an organisation that applies commercial strategies to improve the well-being of others. For example, TABOO’s business model functions in the following way: we sell high quality, organic pads and tampons to Australians, which pays for all business costs including reinvesting in more product to sell. However, instead of giving the remaining profit to shareholders or investors, TABOO gives 100% of net profit to menstrual hygiene projects. These projects give women in developing countries access to pads and menstrual health education. It’s as simple as that! Not all social enterprises will give away 100% of net profits, but all social enterprises must have a social impact. Some other social enterprises that you may know of are: Zambrero, Who Gives a Crap and Thank You Water. We love supporting these brands and encourage you to do the same!