Graduate Digest
The Business Of Doing Good

An increasing number of local entrepreneurs have set up for-profit businesses to help tackle Singapore's societal problems. Read more about it here.


From helping the needy to protecting the planet, a new generation of entrepreneurs are seeking to do good even as they strive to turn a profit and build sustainable businesses.


Social entrepreneurship – broadly defined as for-profit businesses with a social mission at its core – has expanded robustly in Singapore in recent years, as the government and privatesector organisations lend their support to the movement’s growth.


There were just over 400 registered social enterprises here as at August 2017, up 32 per cent from 303 enterprises in 2016, according to the Singapore Centre for Social Enterprise (raiSE). Read on to find out more about the different social enterprises set up locally here.


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