ABCC-2021-007: Foreword Coffee: Marrying Passion and Mission

Category: Entrepreneurship

Abstract: This case describes the rapid growth of a social enterprise in Singapore - Foreword Coffee - that aims to empower persons with disabilities by providing them with employment in cafes. Drawing on interviews with its co-founders and published sources, the case highlights key challenges faced by the social enterprise, including sustainable growth, inclusive hiring and leadership succession. The accompanying teaching note guides educators on using the case for discussion in social entrepreneurship, diversity and inclusion, human resource management and leadership classes.

ABCC-2021-007: “Foreword Coffee: Marrying Passion and Mission"