September 8, 2012

HCT Group Mentoring Social Entrepreneurs through 'On Purpose'

SOCIAL ENTERPRISE - On Purpose UK is a self-funded organization that matches social entrepreneurs (associates) with social enterprises (hosts). On Purpose combines 4 main elements: work placements, training, coaching, and mentoring. One of the "host" social enterprises is HCT Group, a London based social venture that supports it's core social mission of providing wheelchair accessible community transport by earning income through the various contract work it does in the UK passenger transportation industry. HCT CEO, Dai Powell, along with others are featured in the following video that shows how On Purpose works. In it, Dai Powell describes social enterprise as a "different way of doing business. It is the business model of the century, and there will be more over the years to come". At HCT, On Purpose associates have worked on social impact reporting, and were involved in an ongoing project that has brought improved efficiency to the organization. To learn more, read my main post on the HCT Group.

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