The purpose of this Guide is to foster the integration of environmental sustainability principles into successful SME business
activities. In some cases, this means that an existing SME may adopt a “green strategy” incorporating new environmental
sustainability goals and actions into its business actions. In other cases, it means that new enterprises may be
started that specifi cally target the provision of a “green” product or service.
The primary audience for the Guide is SME decision-makers. The Guide should also be used by public sector decisionmakers
and offi cials who wish to stimulate the development of green SMEs, and by agencies that are engaged in business

The Guide “Social Entrepreneurship: Introduction and Best Practices” explains the notion of “social enterprise” and introduces the reader to the best examples of social enterprise in Ukraine and abroad. The reader will learn of the main characteristics of social enterprise and its legal forms, will be given a glimpse into the history of social enterprise, as well as will grasp the difference between social enterprise and commercial enterprise & civic organizations.