The Social Enterprise Monitor 2019 (English)
The Social Enterprise Monitor 2019 provides insight into the development of social enterprises in the Netherlands. It's based on a large survey among social enterprises in The Netherlands. You can read the key results of the Social Enterprise Monitor 2019 below.
Gepubliceerd op 22 oktober 2019
Characteristics social enterprises
> Social enterprises pursue different social missions. Increasing the participation of vulnerable groups in the labour market is the most mentioned mission (48%).
> Substantial variation in revenue – 35% has an annual turnover of more than one million euros, 24% has a turnover of 100.000 euros per year.
> ‘Collaborating with the municipality’ and ‘Classic entrepreneurial issues’ are the most important obstacles for growth.
> Most social entrepreneurs start their enterprise because of their feeling of involvement with society.
> Social enterprises are SME’s, relatively young and are mostly private companies.
Entrepreneurship - finance, growth and customers
> Most of the social enterprises are profitable (42%) and/or break-even (22%) – mature social enterprises are more often profitable.
> Social enterprises contribute annually to the growth the labour market (increased between 2018 and 2019 with an average of 14%).
> Social enterprises are successful in attracting capital (88% success rate) – most enterprises searched for grow capital (62%) and work capital (42%).
> Multinationals are interested in the products and service of social enterprises: 29% of social enterprises have multinationals as their customers.
> More than half of social enterprises is searching for an international market or has this ambition (32%, respectively 24%), with a focus on countries that are close to the Netherlands (Belgium, Germany, France, and Scandinavia).
Make, increase and measure impact
> About three quarters of the social enterprises increase their impact by influencing others. They realise that they need other organisations to achieve their impact. 70% of the enterprises that do not do that yet, do have that ambition.
> Collaboration with multinationals is seen as promising and positive: 44% of the social enterprises have a relationship with multinationals. Among the enterprises that do not have a collaboration yet, the ambition level is high.
> A large part of the social enterprises has executed an impact measurement in 2018 or intends to do this in 2019 (74%).
> Social entrepreneurs are intrinsically motivated to measure their impact: 56% measures their impact, while none of their stakeholders asks for it.
> 54% indicates that stakeholders require an impact measurement, specifically financiers and governments.
The government - from obstacle to partner