About the research
Social businesses like ‘Face to Face’, ‘Mama Organa’, ‘Younited’, and many others work on societal issues like poverty, pollution, and exclusion, ultimately improving the well-being of their communities, instead of focusing on profit. "Yet, societal enterprises face many challenges. They are often unrecognized, unsupported, and undervalued", says Stefan Chichevaliev (VUB). He is investigating how the current business environment affects the day-to-day operation of social enterprises. His goal is to identify what is needed to help these enterprises meet these challenges, to the benefit of the most vulnerable.