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The Future of Business

DATE: 22/09/2017 TYPE: PDF SIZE: 2 MB

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State of Social Enterprise Survey 2017.

Social Enterprise in Scotland – Census 2017 Summary

DATE: 23/09/2017 TYPE: PDF SIZE: 373 KB

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This Summary report presents the findings of the Social Enterprise Census 2017, the definitive biennial account of social enterprise activity in Scotland.

Scottish Enterprise in Scotland – Census 2017

DATE: 23/09/2017 TYPE: PDF SIZE: 6 MB

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The findings of the Social Enterprise Census 2017, the definitive biennial account of social enterprise activity in Scotland. A project led by Community Enterprise in Scotland (CEIS) as part of a wide-ranging partnership initiative.

Scottish Enterprise in Scotland – The Headlines

DATE: 23/09/2017 TYPE: PDF SIZE: 34 KB

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The 16 main Headlines from the 2017 Census.

Mapping the Social Business Sector in Wales

DATE: 27/04/2017 TYPE: PDF SIZE: 4 MB

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This report describes the social business sector in Wales following a survey of almost half of the businesses operating in the sector. The research provides an update on previous research undertaken on the sector in 2014. The social business sector in Wales was mapped through the provision of contact lists from various organisations serving/supporting businesses operating in the sector. The survey took place between September and December 2016. A total of 810 organisations responded to the initial phase, representing 48% of the sector. Of these, 715 (88%) agreed to participate in the follow-up survey.

Social Enterprise Framework for Nova Scotia

DATE: 12/04/2017 TYPE: PDF SIZE: 8 MB

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Increasingly, Nova Scotians are not satisfied with choosing between being in business or helping people.They know they can do both, and they want to do more. That’s why they’re turning to social enterprises to support the economy and give back to communities across the province. Government’s Framework for Advancing Social Enterprise supports this vision for vibrant communities.

Nova Scotia Social Enterprise Sector Strategy 2017

DATE: 12/04/2017 TYPE: PDF SIZE: 2 MB

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On Wednesday, April 12th the Government of Nova Scotia gave formal recognition to the thriving social enterprise sector in its province, releasing the official Framework for Advancing Social Enterprise in conjunction with the Social Enterprise Network of Nova Scotia’s Sector Strategy. In doing so, they take a significant step forward in creating true prosperity across the province.

 

Victoria State Government Social Enterprise Strategy

DATE: 16/02/2017 TYPE: PDF SIZE: 840 KB

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The Victorian social enterprise sector is recognised as the largest and most dynamic in Australia. It is estimated that there are currently more than 5,000 social enterprises trading across metropolitan and regional Victoria employing an estimated 75,000 people.

Scottish Social Enterprise Census 2015

DATE: 31/12/2015 TYPE: PDF SIZE: 2 MB

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This ten-year, national social enterprise strategy sets out our shared ambitions for social enterprise in Scotland, jointly developed with the sector. It provides a framework for action over the next decade.

Social Enterprise Strategy 2016

DATE: 13/09/2016 TYPE: PDF SIZE: 3 MB

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This ten-year, national social enterprise strategy sets out our shared ambitions for social enterprise in Scotland, jointly developed with the sector. It provides a framework for action over the next decade.

Finding Australia’s Social Enterprise Sector

DATE: 01/06/2010 TYPE: PDF SIZE: 1 MB

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In 2009 Social Traders partnered with the Australian Centre for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Studies (ACPNS) at Queensland University of Technology to define social enterprise and, for the first time in Australia, to identify and map the social enterprise sector: its scope, its variety of forms, its reasons for trading, its financial dimensions, and the individuals and communities social enterprises aim to benefit.

State of Social Enterprise Report 2015

DATE: 31/12/2015 TYPE: PDF SIZE: 6 MB

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The State of Social Enterprise Report 2015, supported by Santander, is the most comprehensive research undertaken into the state of the sector in the UK. The report shows that social enterprises in the UK are thriving, outperforming their mainstream SME counterparts in nearly every area of business: turnover growth, workforce growth, job creation, innovation, business optimism, and start-up rates.

Internationalising Social Enterprise

DATE: 30/09/2016 TYPE: PDF SIZE: 6 MB

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Scotland has a long history of developing models of business for social good. Today, social enterprise continues to play a role in the economy and have a huge impact on communities all across Scotland. This document sets out the Scottish Government’s ambitions for international excellence, leadership and impact in the social enterprise field. We have brought forward this strategy in partnership with Scottish Development International, Scottish Enterprise, Highlands and Islands Enterprise, the British Council and representatives from the social enterprise movement in Scotland. This strategy describes our shared vision and collective commitment to internationalising social enterprise.