The Social Business Frontier

How to recognise and protect social impact

20th November 2014

In the UK, a ‘social business frontier’ is emerging between pure social and pure business, containing organisations that combine and align both financial and social goals.

In this report, Bridges Impact+ provides a framework to understand which businesses are delivering social impact, whether they are protecting that impact and how well that impact is protected. The report does this by looking past the strict legal form of organisations, to focus on the variety of discrete approaches used by both internal and external stakeholders to protect social impact.

The report focuses particularly on the UK landscape but we hope its core ideas will have application more broadly.

Read the full report here:  print