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Latest research shows social procurement spending is on the rise

Nikki Stefanoff, Wednesday, 9th June 2021 -  “The majority of people recognise that social procurement is becoming the normal way of doing business.” The combined social procurement spend from businesses across Australia

A time for social enterprise

Richard Warner, Tuesday, 4th May 2021 -  Queensland Social Enterprise Council president Richard Warner looks at what the state’s social enterprises can expect from the newly announced Queensland Social Enterprise Jobs

How governments can work with B Corps to drive global change

Nikki Stefanoff, Tuesday, 13th April 2021 -  A new whitepaper is making the case for governments to extend positive, social and environmental outcomes through procurement by using B Corp certified businesses.  Government

Predictions for 2021: Social enterprise

Matt Pfahlert, Thursday, 11th March 2021 -  Matt Pfahlert, co-founder of ACRE (Australian Centre for Rural Entrepreneurship), looks at what’s ahead for social enterprise in 2021 and considers the trends, opportunities

Social Traders Awards highlight the sector’s resilience in 2020

Luke Michael, Monday, 14th December 2020 -  Westpac, John Holland and Fruit2Work are among the major award winners Australian corporates that have continued to push for social procurement in their organisations despite

NSW government signs social procurement deal

Luke Michael, Monday, 17th August 2020 -  “The potential to support disadvantaged people in NSW by allocating some of the NSW government’s procurement spend to social enterprise is enormous,” an advocate says.  New South

Building back better through procurement

Anna Crabb, Wednesday, 29th July 2020 -  With government spending skyrocketing, procurement teams have an unprecedented opportunity to drive positive impact through their purchasing decisions, writes Anna Crabb,

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
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