We are passionate about the rise of social enterprises in our community. These are organisations that use commercial principles to generate improvements in society and its wellbeing.
As one example of our support for social enterprise, we have purchased and mailed out to a large number of our clients and business associates, a copy of The Big Issue magazine.
The Big Issue is a not-for-profit social enterprise which publishes The Big Issue magazine fortnightly. This magazine is like any ordinary magazine, however it has one big difference: it encourages people who are disadvantaged, homeless or marginalised to begin leading positive and sustainable lives.
Instead of donating the profits to people in need, The Big Issue sells the magazine to those people (‘vendors’) and then allows them to on-sell the magazine to make their own profits – ultimately pushing them to sustain a living.
If you wish to read more about The Big Issue and the lives of some of the vendors, you can do this on http://www.thebigissue.org.au.