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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

Being a social entrepreneur during COVID-19

Margaret OBrien, Wednesday, 22nd April 2020 -  Young Change Agents co-founder and CEO Margaret O’Brien shares what the last few months have been like as the founder of a social enterprise, and why she is running a campaign to help

Predictions for 2020: Social enterprise

Jay Boolkin, Thursday, 13th February 2020 -  2020 is bound to be a cracker year for social enterprise with hints of a funding shakeup, skyrocketing social procurement, and oodles of opportunities on the horizon, write Jay Boolkin

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

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

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

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…

Victoria Launches Australian-First Social Procurement Framework

Luke Michael, Monday, 30th April 2018 -  Victoria has launched a “whole-of-government approach” to social procurement, with the Andrews government hoping to leverage its significant buying power to bolster the state’s

Social Enterprise Certification Launches in Australia

Luke Michael, Monday, 23rd April 2018 -  Social enterprises in Australia will be able to receive national certification for the first time, with the launch of a new certification scheme.   Australia’s leading social enterprise

Infrastructure Priority List Offers Opportunities for Social Procurement

Luke Michael, Tuesday, 3rd April 2018 -  Australia’s latest Infrastructure Priority List offers “an unprecedented opportunity” for social procurement, according to a leading social enterprise development organisation.

Job Creation Facilitated Through Social Enterprise Procurement

Luke Michael, Thursday, 9th November 2017 -  Australia’s leading social enterprise development organisation is set to embark on a new strategic direction, with the aim of creating 1,500 jobs for disadvantaged Australians

Social Procurement Challenge – Crowdsourcing a Solution

Lina Caneva, Wednesday, 20th September 2017 -  A national competition is using crowdsourcing and philanthropic funds to gather the best ideas from across Australia to solve issues around social procurement and the growth of…
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