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So what is a social enterprise?

By renae hanvin

MAR 3 2023

Resilient Ready is a proud social enterprise, dedicated to delivering solutions for every organisation to thrive before, during and after disasters.

So, what is a social enterprise? It means we are a for-profit business with a mission to produce a measurable social impact.

Put simply, we are committed to making the world a better place.

Being a social enterprise is important to me because it means Resilient Ready can operate as a business, sharing the mindset of the 2million+ businesses we are helping every day to survive and thrive through disasters,

Founder Renae Hanvin said.

“We are dedicated to helping Australian communities by working with governments, businesses and individuals to ‘think differently’ and ‘do differently’ when it comes to their approach to disasters.”

We are committed to giving back

As a social enterprise, we are committed to building a business that makes a difference.
We do this through:

  • Offering a ‘Pay to Participate’ or ‘Paid to Participate’ model to ensure vulnerable groups are not economically restricted or impacted; and
  • Employing local community-based personnel for Resilient Ready projects to build capabilities in communities from day one.

We walk the talk

Every day, we deliver on our commitment to building resilient businesses, helping communities thrive and leading multi-stakeholder collaborations.

  • We always delivery needs-led solutions.
  • We donate 100+ hours per year in pro-bono work.
  • We employ locals on all place-based projects.

Our approach aligns with organisational commitments to global blueprints, including the UN Sustainable Development Goals and Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction.

Work with us

So, you see, Resilient Ready isn’t just a social enterprise in name.

We help businesses every day, everywhere, to deliver on their environmental, social and governance (ESG) commitments.

By working with us, you contribute to your ESG targets by hiring a certified social enterprise focused on creating a positive community impact. You also create meaningful economic and social change.

We have a range of solutions that can be tailored to fit your brief. Get in touch.


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