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Social Enterprise ‘Unrecognised’ – Study

Staff Reporter, Monday, 6th February 2012 -  ‘Social enterprise’ is an apparently unrecognised term to the general public, with nearly one-third of people in the U.K having never heard of it, according to a recent…

Australian Social Entrepreneur of the Year Named

Staff Reporter, Monday, 21st November 2011 -  Above:  Miracle Babies founder Melinda Cruz.  The founder of the Miracle Babies Foundation has been named the Social Entrepreneur of the year at the 2011 Australian Ernst…

Australian Social Franchise Set to Shine

Staff Reporter, Thursday, 10th November 2011 -  Described as Australia’s first social franchise, the aptly named shoe shine enterprise, Buffed, has launched in Brisbane . The social franchise was launched by Wise Foundation…

Partnership Turns e-Waste into Employment

Staff Reporter, Thursday, 10th November 2011 -  Two social enterprises that create job opportunities for disadvantaged Australians have joined together on a project to reduce e-waste and increase job opportunities for people…

Aussie LaunchPad Project Aims to Help African Women

Staff Reporter, Thursday, 20th October 2011 -  An Australian project that provides sanitary products and hygiene education for women in Sierra Leone has received a helping hand to get off the ground. LaunchPad is one of three innovative…

Ten Truths About Solving Problems of Poverty

Staff Reporter, Tuesday, 27th September 2011 -  As it celebrates its ten-year anniversary, social impact investment organisation Acumen Fund is sharing what it has learnt about solving the problems of global poverty. Acumen…

The Crunch is on Again for Social Entrepreneurs

Staff Reporter, Wednesday, 24th August 2011 -  Social Traders has launched the latest round of the Crunch – a social enterprise development initiative that connects Victorian start-ups with business mentors and the chance…

Social Enterprise Development Fund Managers Named

Lina Caneva, Wednesday, 10th August 2011 -   
The Federal Government has announced the fund managers who will establish new banking and financial services for social enterprises in Australia. The Minister for Employment

Social Enterprise ‘Taps In’ to Corporates to Fund Clean Water

Staff Reporter, Wednesday, 27th July 2011 -  With Australians spending $500 million per year on bottled water, a new social enterprise is aiming to use some of these profits to fund water projects in Africa and the Asia Pacific.…

WA Government Funds Social Innovation

Staff Reporter, Tuesday, 19th July 2011 -  Nine Not for Profit organisations will share in $2.5 million funding from the WA Government under the Social Innovation Grants Program. The first nine recipients of the grants are…

Celebrating Social Enterprise : 15 Years of the Big Issue

Staff Reporter, Monday, 20th June 2011 -  One of Australia’s most well-known social enterprises has celebrated its 15th anniversary, with the street newspaper The Big Issue celebrating the milestone with a party…

Impact Investing Exchange Board Launched

Staff Reporter, Wednesday, 15th June 2011 -  The world’s first social enterprise investing exchange board has been launched for listing by qualified social and environmental organisations and impact investment funds…
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