Supportive government policy has the greatest potential to grow the social enterprise movement and help transition the world to a global impact economy. At SEWF we are committed to sharing information and best practice and working with partners and sector leads to support policymakers to create effective strategy and policy that has genuine impact.

How can SEWF help?

SEWF is involved in a number of activities designed to support the development of effective social enterprise policy and strategy. These include curating and conducting research, growing our Resource Library, organising policy events and providing advice and support with social enterprise policy development.

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SEWF Resource Library

Explore one of the most extensive collections of social enterprise resources in the world, including examples of social enterprise policies, strategies and studies.

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Social Procurement

Social procurement reframes traditional procurement to leverage social value. It has been steadily expanding around the world for over a decade. Throughout this time, SEWF has worked with corporate partners, national and regional governments and social enterprise agencies to support the adoption of social procurement systems. Social procurement is a priority focus area of our policy work and in April 2021, we launched our global Social Procurement Community of Practice at the SEWF Policy Forum.

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In addition to our Resource Library, our experts also carry out research to understand the scope and scale of evolving social enterprise ecosystems. This includes our global mapping project. We also partner on research grants and other proposals that align with our mission and objectives.

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