RESEARCH & ARTICLES
George Isaias and Hans Ruediger Kaufmann
The paper discusses social and environmental challenges in Cyprus (unemployment and waste of electrical and electronic equipment); examines how social entrepreneurs address these issues in other countries through the cases of Acta Vista, Job Factory, and Recycla Chile; and builds a model of social entrepreneurship that can be adopted to address those issues locally. The recommended model utilises the Triple Bottom Line approach with a synchronous implementation of the environmental and societal factors as primary goals and with its financial sustainability strengthened through a network support system of government, municipal, and private partnerships. The study also provides an understanding of the terms of social entrepreneurship and social entrepreneur and sheds light into the historical development of the field through literature review.