Social Business in the Context of Sustainable Development
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Social business is a new kind of business model, which integrates multiple dimensions and meanings, including management experiences from private, public, and nonprofit organizations. Social business has a goal of solving social problems through entrepreneurship, combining efficiency, innovation, and resources from a traditional enterprise with mission and values of a nonprofit organization (Spieth et al. 2018).
In the current scenario of climate change and present potential catastrophes such as melting glaciers, temperatures rising, growing population, and the potential shortage of food associated with it, society should not just research, but effectively act to mitigate this set of problems to its own survival (Bocken et al. 2016). Among these possible actions, there is social business, which seeks to integrate commercial business to social actions, meaning that companies...
This study was conducted by the Centre for Sustainable Development (Greens), from the University of Southern Santa Catarina (Unisul), in the context of the project BRIDGE - Building Resilience in a Dynamic Global Economy: Complexity across scales in the Brazilian Food-Water-Energy Nexus; funded by the Newton Fund, Fundação de Amparo à Pesquisa e Inovação do Estado de Santa Catarina (FAPESC), Coordenaçãode Aperfeiçoamento de Pessoal de Nível superior (CAPES), National Council for Scientific and Technological Development (CNPq) and the Research Councils United Kingdom (RCUK).
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