What makes us a social enterprise (and proud of it)
We work for the common good, and will not accept business if we think that the ultimate effect of what we do is going to be detrimental for society at large.
We employ members of our community – typically, brilliant misfits whom your average Human Resources department will never ever hire, and who would probably not want to work for you anyway.
We share our corporate infrastructure. Anyone is encouraged to use Edgeryders as a “wrapper” for his or her project, as long as its values are consistent with our own and there is mutual trust on the ability to deliver. This is how the unMonastery got started.
We don’t distribute profit. We reinvest it in the service of the community. We are a not-for-profit company according to our Articles of Association.
Visions and values
Our vision: a world in which every human can live up to her potential as a creative, responsible being. We believe in full participation by everyone in the life of her community and that of the planet. So, we:
- Foster maximal diversity to attack systemic problems. We now know diversity trumps ability.
- Improve ability to analyse and interpret information. Produce and use data. Have a data strategy.
Our mission: creating self-sustaining projects for people to contribute to the common good. A self-sustaining project stands on a fair social contract. It creates enough value, financial and non-financial, to compensate people contributing to it. To achieve this, we:
- Seek out existing initiatives, organisations, people, places and networks.
- Acknowledge their good work and build on it.
- Do not duplicate them or compete with them.
- Stay open to help anyone who means well and is working on something promising.