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‘Diabolical’ energy market claims Australia’s first community-owned electricity retailer

Wendy Williams, Wednesday, 22nd June 2022 -  Enova Energy announced on Tuesday it had been placed into voluntary administration. Australia’s first community-owned electricity retailer has fallen victim to the ongoing national

11M social enterprises exist globally – and all share a similar story

Samantha Freestone, Thursday, 16th June 2022 -  A first-of-its-kind report into how many social enterprises there are worldwide has just been released, revealing many similarities exist between businesses in the sector – no

Big names heading to Brisbane for Social Enterprise World Forum

Wendy Williams, Thursday, 16th June 2022 -  The organisers behind this year’s forum have given the first glimpse of a carefully curated program which aims to engage individuals on the fringes of the sector. With momentum building

Thank Brew – Raising a glass to community

Wendy Williams, Wednesday, 1st June 2022 -  A Brisbane based for-purpose beer company is brewing a new tipple to pay homage to the Queen and put a focus on community kindness. Queensland social enterprise The Good Beer Co is running

Bursaries open doors for those in remote areas

Wendy Williams, Thursday, 12th May 2022 -  Bursaries are now open for this year’s Social Enterprise World Forum For people living in rural and remote areas, attending a conference or event can seem out of reach. Simply getting

Election 2022: What the sector wants

Danielle Kutchel, Friday, 22nd April 2022 -  The 2022 federal election is rapidly approaching. Each day, candidates from across the political spectrum lay out their agenda. But how does that fit with yours? Pro Bono News has

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‘Better before bigger’: How Thankyou is changing the social enterprise game

Maggie Coggan, Tuesday, 5th April 2022 -  In the 14 years since Thankyou started, it’s grown, changed shape, learnt some big lessons and even come close to shutting its doors. Now, it’s looking towards a new challenge;

Social enterprise sector commits to shared vision

Jonathan Alley, Tuesday, 5th April 2022 -  The Australian social enterprise sector has set a course for a national strategy to navigate the challenges of coming years. “Working together to ensure all people, places and the

Impact investment: the golden nugget – or the copper coin?

Andrew Curtis, Monday, 28th February 2022 -  The findings from the UK’s latest review into the state of the social investment market should be a warning to the emerging social investment sector here and is an opportunity for the

Is there such a thing as a genuine social enterprise?

Freer Spreckley, Tuesday, 22nd February 2022 -  In his new book Freer Spreckley, who was among the first to formulate the concept of social enterprise in the UK in the 1970s, revisits social enterprise’s short history and

Predictions for 2022: Social enterprise

Belinda Morrissey, Tuesday, 15th February 2022 -  While the ongoing uncertainty we are all facing can make it difficult to predict what’s coming, Belinda Morrissey, CEO of the English Family Foundation and chair of the Social Enterprise

Social enterprise funding to support refugee employment

Jess Moore, Thursday, 13th January 2022 -  At the end of 2020, the federal government announced nearly $25 million to support refugee employment. Social enterprise veterans, Jess Moore and Cindy Carpenter, take us through
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