Joseph MacLean is a long time social entrepreneur who over the last twenty years has been the lead consultant on projects valued at over $40,000,000. Since 2003 Joseph has worked on the development and implementation of affordable housing and social enterprise projects in literacy (Shine a Light on Literacy, housing (Skwachàys Lodge & Residence), education (Digital Technology & Education Society) as well as the Urban Aboriginal Fair Trade Art Gallery. Joseph was the project lead on the Kanata Festival on Turtle Island for Canada’s sesquicentennial.

Most recently Joseph created a community-based, Fair Trade distribution system for Cambodian pepper farmers that besides supporting smallholder growers, raises money to support agencies involved in the fight to end poverty and hunger.

Are you and your team considering a social enterprise approach? Some of the components of Social Enterprise development include:

  • Needs Assessment & Asset Mapping
  • Technology/Communications Audit
  • Future Planning
  • Financial Modeling
  • Proposal/Grant Writing
  • Market Research and Feasibility Studies
  • Business Plan Development
  • Project Management
  • Partnership Development
  • Investment & Tax Strategies

“Who would have thought that the answer to some of our most complex social problems would end up being – BUSINESS!  The social enterprise movement combines best business practices with social/environmental mandates to create long-term , sustainable solutions.”

Joseph MacLean on Triple Bottom Line Economics