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New Report says Social Procurement Benefits Both Community and Business   

Maggie Coggan, Wednesday, 15th August 2018 -  Businesses engaging in social procurement have a “competitive advantage” and can more easily address specific social needs, leading to greater environmental, social and economic value, a new report says.

A Lighter Note

Social Enterprise Founders Swap Everyday Clothes for Giant Baby Costumes

Luke Michael, Friday, 10th August 2018 -  Founders of a social enterprise selling baby gifts to support babies in need have launched a novel crowdfunding campaign to get their business up and running – swapping their everyday clothes for giant baby costumes while they look to raise $15,000

Once-in-a-Lifetime Opportunity to Transform and Reduce Social Inequality

Contributor, Thursday, 9th August 2018 -  Job creation for those most disadvantaged represents the biggest opportunity for social change in Australia, writes Mark Hemetsberger, head of marketing at Social Traders, ahead of The Social Enterprise Conference.

Social Procurement’s Value Recognised by Business Community

Luke Michael, Tuesday, 7th August 2018 -  Changing consumer expectations are making businesses more aware of social procurement’s value delivering a positive social impact, says the woman tasked with growing New Zealand’s burgeoning social enterprise sector.

Charities to Discover the Top 40 Companies That Give Back in Australia

Contributor, Tuesday, 31st July 2018 -  GoodCompany, Australia’s largest unified workplace giving, volunteering and fundraising platform has announced the results of its “Top 40 Best Workplaces to Give Back in Australia in 2018”.

Analysis

New RIAA Report: Impact Investment Delivering for our Environment and Communities

Simon O'Connor, Thursday, 19th July 2018 -  The significant role capital plays in shaping our society and environment – both positively and negatively – is in focus more than ever before, writes Simon O’Connor, CEO of the Responsible Investment Association Australasia.

Social Enterprises Included in New Pro Bono Legal Target

Luke Michael, Monday, 16th July 2018 -  A national target for pro bono legal services is now including work undertaken for social enterprises, reflecting significant growth in this area of pro bono legal practice.

Community Harmony Roller Disco Getting Down With Impact Investing

Paul Carter, Monday, 9th July 2018 -  Roller disco is getting its groove on thanks to some righteous impact investing at one of Australia’s largest high-rise public housing estates.

Opinion

NSW Infrastructure Spending Boom a Potential Game Changer for Disadvantaged Australians

David Brookes, Thursday, 5th July 2018 -  The current boom in infrastructure funding represents the greatest opportunity for social change Australia has seen in a very long time, writes David Brookes, managing director of Social Traders.

How Can Charities Benefit From Social Enterprise?

Contributor, Thursday, 5th July 2018 -  Social enterprise is an exciting sector, and it can only benefit from the hard work of charities and not for profits when the two work together, writes Sally Cunningham, communications manager at FrontStream.
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