Headquartered in Toronto,
SEC brings an innovative model of social entrepreneurship (SE) that is
unique in design and comprehensive in coverage of the broad social
entrepreneurship sector in Canada. We allow our creativity to flow
without restraint to enable us to find opportunities for social value in
areas that are easily neglected by others. Our model encompasses a
diverse group of stakeholders - public listed companies (PLC),
non-profit organizations, social entrepreneurs, private companies,
academia, government, investors, and professionals – who we collaborate
with to realize opportunities for social value creation.
As spiritual, social and
ghost-owners, SEC will initially identify intrinsic assets in PLCs and
later in non-profit organizations and private entities. SEC will carry
out diagnostic audit of PLCs’ social, intellectual, commercial, and
entrepreneurial resources, and management aspirations - then build
relationship with management to capitalize on their opportunities. Using
its experience SEC will design the entry and penetration strategy, build
critical mass, implement the Growth, Expansion and Replication (GEAR)
and exit strategies to generate intrinsic values of PLCs both
commercially and socially.
SEC is based on the idea of social entrepreneurship - a concept
that combines the passion of a social mission with the exercise of
business practice. As such, SE is equally relevant to both corporations
and non-profit organizations. It enables social entrepreneurs to meet
both social and profit objectives. As a result of exercising SE,
traditional businesses can improve their corporate social responsibility standing while enhancing the value of the firm. In the same way,
non-profits can achieve their social objectives while establishing a
reliable and self-sustaining source of earned income.
thinking 'outside the box,' create new and larger boxes
of opportunities that are both commercial and social."
- Firoz Shroff