Scaling the impact of the social enterprise sector
McKinsey & Company October 2016
In 2011, McKinsey published ‘Opportunities for the Dutch Social Enterprise Sector’, its first report on social enterprises in the Netherlands. The sector was then in an early stage of development – if you could speak of a sector at all. Social enterprises have multiplied since then, and their societal impact has grown. The sector is now well recognized and attracts more attention from public, investors and beneficiaries. Its supporting infrastructure has strengthened significantly with more direct interaction with municipalities, education institutions and corporates on their CSR initiatives. This report provides an overview of developments in and around the sector, its state today, and recommendations to strengthen and expand the sector’s impact in the years ahead.