Social Entrepreneurship and Catholic Social Thought
Cordaid’s commitment to flourishing communities and societies is situated in the context of a constantly changing social and economic reality. One of the new developments is the emergence of social enterprises. These enterprises are not driven by individual profit for their owners or shareholders but aim to contribute to a more just and sustainable world. In its domestic and international programs, Cordaid is exploring the social enterprise model as a new way of achieving its objectives. This paper analyzes to what extent the social enterprise model is compatible with the principles and values of Catholic social thought.