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Legitimacy is the watchword for social enterprise impact in 2020

David Brookes, Thursday, 20th February 2020 -  As the new decade kicks off David Brookes, managing director of Social Traders, discusses the growth in the social enterprise sector and the risk of “social washing” that has emerged

Queensland launches social enterprise strategy to double employment in the sector

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 18th September 2019 -  The Queensland government is injecting close to half a million dollars into the state’s social enterprise sector as part of a wide-ranging strategy aimed at creating more jobs for

‘Social enterprise is a verb. It is not a noun.’

Wendy Williams, Wednesday, 4th September 2019 -  The aim of social enterprise is to build a social value marketplace, it is not another means of doing corporate social responsibility, says a global social enterprise expert. David

Victorian social enterprises get connected

Wendy Williams, Thursday, 22nd August 2019 -  Social enterprises across Victoria are getting connected with the launch of a statewide peer-to-peer network. The Social Enterprise Network of Victoria (SENVIC) was announced

New standards for social enterprise certification in Australia

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 12th June 2019 -  Social enterprise advocates believe greater recognition of the sector’s diversity is needed to help more for-purpose businesses win corporate and government contracts. Development

Landmark Partnership Looks to Grow Social Enterprise Sector in Queensland

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 9th January 2019 -  Queensland social enterprises are being encouraged to take advantage of a landmark partnership, helping social enterprises connect with government and business buyers.   Leading

New Community Grants Framework to Boost Social Enterprise Sector

Luke Michael, Friday, 30th November 2018 -  The City of Melbourne has revamped its Community Grants and Partnerships Framework to boost funding for the state’s growing social enterprise sector. Under the new framework, the

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

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.
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