Social Enterprise

Social enterprise is a growing movement…

Starwin is a leading social enterprise in the NT and we create opportunities to showcase other social and community enterprises.

So what is social enterprise? Simply it is a solution…it is a business created to further a social purpose in a financially sustainable way.

For Starwin this centres around three principles:SocEnt

  • Marketability – provide income generation opportunities for people who need a ‘hand up’ not a ‘hand out’
  • Sustainability – the generation of income from sales is reinvested to achieve a mission. We do not depend on philanthropy and can provide services over the long-term.
  • Flexibility – our model can be expanded or replicated to other communities to generate more impact.

More and more entrepreneurs and investors are realising that social and financial returns are not mutually exclusive.

We encourage any organisation to consider reinvesting financial returns into the community to further a social purpose you are passionate about. A winning social enterprise culture can create employment and/or other economic and social benefits for communities.

Interested in developing a social enterprise concept? Contact us!

Did you know we are the NT's first ever accredited B Corp? B Corp enables us to measure and showcase our social impact – find out more at: www.bcorporation.com.au 

B Corp certification is to sustainable business what Fair Trade certification is to coffee.

B Corporations represent an emerging group of companies that are using the power of business to create a positive impact on the world and generate a shared and durable prosperity for all.

Certified B Corporations have undertaken the B Impact Assessment, scored over 80, and have signed a term sheet that declares that they will consider all stakeholders. It is a rigorous assessment that explores a company’s governance, transparency, environmental and social impact. B Corps voluntarily hold themselves to a higher level of accountability in these areas.

Together, B Corps redefine success in business by competing not to be the best in the world, but to be the best for the world.

Together, we will be the change that we seek in the world.

Today, there is a growing community of more than 2000 Certified B Corps working together toward 1 unifying goal: to redefine success in business.