Resource Library

In this resource library you’ll find examples of social enterprise policies, strategies, and studies that capture national, regional, and local action on social enterprise development. This list is not exhaustive, but is intended to capture the essence of the vast policy developments and research around the world that is advancing the social enterprise movement.

COVID-19 and the Impact on Social Enterprises in Wales

DATE: 29/05/2020 TYPE: PDF SIZE: 8 MB

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Published by the Wales Co-operative Centre, this report highlights the effects of COVID-19 on social enterprises across Wales during the COVID-19 pandemic. The report identifies different ways in which social enterprises are responding including: survival, hibernation, diversification, transformation, and collaboration. Read a summary of the report on WCC’s website.

Roadmap to Recovery and Regeneration post COVID-19

DATE: 28/05/2020 TYPE: PDF SIZE: 5 MB

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This research report from the Yunus Centre at Griffith University in Australia, is the first publication as part of a larger project that endeavours to chart a way forward in a post-pandemic world through collective engagement and envisioning. This report is not a blueprint for how innovators and decision makers must proceed to help us realise a global impact economy that works for all people and our planet, but rather it outlines a few approaches our communities may want to explore as we begin recovery and rebuilding together. Learn more about this project and report.

Building New Zealand’s Impact Economy

DATE: 12/05/2020 TYPE: PDF SIZE: 5 MB

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In this report, the Ākina Foundation outlines a path New Zealand can take to truly establish an impact economy. The report includes definitions and plans for how it is equally possible to recover from poverty, inequality, and focus on pressing issues like climate change while New Zealand’s economy recovers from lockdown. In fact, this more comprehensive approach might be more than just possible; it might be essential.

Social Enterprise and COVID-19

DATE: 28/04/2020 TYPE: PDF SIZE: 1 MB

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This report from Social Enterprise UK sets out findings from initial data from SEUK members and social enterprises more widely that explains how social enterprises have been responding since the COVID-19 crisis hit in February 2020. It also details many ongoing needs and challenges social enterprises are specifically facing.

COVID-19 and Social Enterprise in Scotland

DATE: 17/04/2020 TYPE: PDF SIZE: 271 KB

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This report highlights the impact of COVID-19 on Social Enterprise Scotland (SES) members. SES called all of their members and this document provides an insight into the experiences of social enterprises in Scotland based on this outreach. In addition to data from the 250 members SES spoke to, this report also includes data from the 2019 Scottish Social Enterprise Census and the data from Tiers 2-4 of the Third Sector Resilience Fund (£25,000+).