What might a social enterprise founded on Transition principles be like?
The concept of "social enterprise" has been gathering traction in the
U.S. It's kind of like a hybrid of the business world and the nonprofit
world. In its most basic form, there's the example of a gift store
within a museum: the profits from the store fund the cause of the
museum. In more complex forms, there are micro-loan businesses that
fund third-world startups, bakeries that employ at-risk workers, and a
myriad of creative examples.
What might the "social enterprise" model be like if it were founded around the types of
business we need for a localized, post-petroleum, leaner economy world?