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Missing piece of the NSW and ACT social enterprise scene launches

Maggie Coggan, Tuesday, 7th July 2020 -  Leaders of new state network say there has never been a better time to support the growth of NSW and ACT social enterprises 

Opinion

How social procurement can turbocharge social enterprise growth

David Brookes, Tuesday, 7th July 2020 -  Social procurement is the biggest growth opportunity for the sector, but we can’t have social procurement without certification, writes David Brookes, managing director of Social Traders.

Spotlight

The food empire solving youth homelessness

Maggie Coggan, Wednesday, 1st July 2020 -  Society Melbourne and their socially conscious hospitality empire have come a long way. Five years on from their first venture, they’ve changed up the way they do business to empower more young people experiencing homelessness than ever before, wri

How businesses and not for profits can work together for a better world

Kate Carroll, Wednesday, 1st July 2020 -  Now is the time to support purpose-driven businesses and make 2020 a year to remember for the right reasons, writes Kate Carroll, sustainability manager at Beyond Bank Australia.

Look how far we’ve come: Social enterprise

Maggie Coggan, Wednesday, 17th June 2020 -  “[We’re] starting to show that you can do good and make money, but I want to put emphasis on the 'starting to show' because I don't think we're fully there yet.”

Australian social enterprises over 20 years: A timeline

Maggie Coggan, Wednesday, 17th June 2020 -  The Australian social enterprise sector has come a long way in the last 20 years. We take a look back through the Pro Bono News archives to re-examine some of the major moments that have defined the sector.

Op-shops are opening back up, but it’s not business as usual

Maggie Coggan, Wednesday, 3rd June 2020 -  We take a look at the challenges charities face as op-shops reopen their doors 

Spotlight

The communities taking food insecurity into their own hands

Maggie Coggan, Wednesday, 3rd June 2020 -  Fresh produce is hard to come by in the most remote parts of the country, and it’s causing serious health problems for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders. It’s why Food Ladder is working alongside communities to grow their own fruit and veg,

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What social entrepreneurship in a rural community is like

Ruby Bisson, Tuesday, 2nd June 2020 -  Ruby Bisson from Social Change Central sits down with Alexie Seller to find out about the barriers, and the beauty, of being an entrepreneur in rural Australia.

A new voice for Australia’s social enterprise sector

Luke Michael, Monday, 1st June 2020 -  A national alliance of social enterprises will advocate for a post-COVID Australian economy that is ecologically and economically sustainable                                                                    
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