Beyond Sustainability: Profitability and Dividends. Social enterprises are driven both by social impact and profit. It is important to understand the role of profit as both a motivator and driver and its relationship to long term sustainibility, efficiency and growth. We explore both the positve role of profits and the dangers and negative impact of unchecked profit without social responsibility. And we discuss, using real life examples, how profit can create both a better or a worse world and how social entrepreneurship can reconcile this driving force with its social potential and strengthen its positive social impact.