National Social Enterprise Policy for Ireland

DATE: 08/08/2019 TYPE: PDF SIZE: 2 MB

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This is the first Government Policy for Social Enterprise in the history of the State, which will enable social enterprise to grow in scale, support jobs, and make a positive impact on individuals and communities in both rural and urban areas.

Social Enterprise Policy Landscape in India

DATE: 15/07/2015 TYPE: PDF SIZE: 1 MB

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This document aims to better understand the existing enabling environment for social enterprises in India and in particular focuses on the role that government can play in encouraging the sectors growth.

Manitoba Social Enterprise Strategy

DATE: 23/02/2015 TYPE: PDF SIZE: 275 KB

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The Manitoba Social Enterprise Strategy (MSES) is a co-constructed strategy developed by Manitoba’s social enterprise sector and the Province of Manitoba, which aims to grow the sector and create more first jobs, noting the value and opportunity presented by social enterprise.

Social Enterprise Strategy – Victoria, Australia

DATE: 03/10/2017 TYPE: PDF SIZE: 840 KB

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This strategy represents the start of a stronger partnership, which will see the social enterprise sector grow, diversify and become more robust. Social enterprise will play a key role in building social cohesion in Victoria. This strategy will help ensure Victoria derives maximum benefit from government and community investment.

Newfoundland and Labrador Social Enterprise Strategy

DATE: 31/05/2018 TYPE: PDF SIZE: 6 MB

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This Social Enterprise Action Plan aims to support the development, expansion and enhancement of social enterprises that benefit Newfoundland and Labrador.

Quebec Social Economy Action Plan

DATE: 01/06/2018 TYPE: PDF SIZE: 154 KB

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The object of this Action Plan is to recognise the specific contribution of the social economy to the socio-economic development of Québec, in numerous sectors of activity and in all of Québec’s territories.

Social Enterprise Policy landscape in Bangladesh

DATE: 09/10/2016 TYPE: PDF SIZE: 3 MB

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This study explores the policy and legislative background for social enterprises in Bangladesh by reviewing current social enterprise activity and that of their support organisations alongside existing government activity which influences the sector.

Policy Proposals for Canada’s Social Economy

DATE: 27/04/2015 TYPE: PDF SIZE: 370 KB

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This document presents some of the top priorities for Canada’s social economy as articulated by leaders in the sector.

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.

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.

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.