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SEWF 2018 post-event report

Posted by: Jo Seagrave / 13 December 2018

What happens when 1400 social entrepreneurs from 47 countries come together to advance the global social enterprise movement?   On 12-14th September, social enterprise leaders, academics, government officials, investors and students gathered at the Edinburgh International Convention Centre for the Social Enterprise World Forum, a decade after the city hosted the inaugural event in 2008. Download the… Read more »

Rejuvenating Rural Communities Through Social Enterprise

Posted by: Jo Seagrave / 10 December 2018

By Matt Pfahlert The inaugural Social Enterprise Rural Symposium was held recently on the Isles of Lewis and Harris in the Outer Hebrides of Scotland. This was an adjunct to the 10th Social Enterprise World Forum, hosted by Edinburgh. This breathtakingly beautiful and remote location played host to 45 rural policymakers and practitioners from across… Read more »

Valuing a Social Enterprise Supply Chain

Posted by: Jo Seagrave / 11 September 2018

By Hannah Smith Coach, Facilitator and SEWF 2018 volunteer As over 1400 delegates arrive in Edinburgh for the SEWF, it’s an incredibly exciting time for social enterprise in the city.  Last year, as a delegate at the World Forum in Christchurch, I was really struck by the extent to which the values of social enterprise… Read more »

Employing Offenders is Still Considered a Risky Business

Posted by: Jo Seagrave / 09 September 2018

By David Parks The Skill Mill The three dimensions of crime, punishment and rehabilitation are generally considered to be the sole preserve of statutory law enforcement agencies; i.e. police, probation, courts and prison services. Of course, over time and space, all three dimensions will change; whether it’s crime types, attitudes towards punishment and how and when… Read more »

Changing lives through Social Enterprises in the UK and abroad

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By Ian Walker Senior Director, Johnson & Johnson Global Community Impact At Johnson & Johnson, we launched our ‘Social Impact through Procurement’ programme in July 2014. The idea was to see how Johnson & Johnson procures its services and if any of these services could be purchased to have a greater benefit to society. Social… Read more »