Social enterprises can be described as organisations that create, support, nurture and empower businesses that are shifting us to a more socially equitable and environmentally sustainable world. Small Giants was founded in 2007 to do just this.
Small Giants describes itself as acting as a catalyst for change:
“using business as a meaningful tool to create the world we want to live in. From deep partnerships with start-up social enterprises, to investments in large-scale social and environmental projects, to radically sustainable property development, the Small Giants portfolio reflects a deeply passionate and innovative ethos.”
In mid-2012, Small Giants became Australia’s first B-Corporation.
“Certified B Corporations are a new type of corporation which use the power of business to solve social and environmental problems. There are over 500 Certified B Corporations across 60 different industries. B Corporations are a diverse community with one unifying goal: to redefine success in business. We came across this powerful movement in 2011 and, after realising that there was no equivalent movement in our region, set about becoming accredited. As part of the global B-Corporation community, we are now more excited than ever about promoting better business for a better world.”
Small Giants believe in “combining the power, scalability and discipline of business, with the altruism, integrity and social impact of non-profit organisations”.
I found it heartening and uplifting to read the list of businesses Small Giants works with and supports.
Why don’t you read the portfolio too?