Actor shows support for Social Enterprise

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Actor, Michael Sheen has teamed up with Social Enterprise UK to show how you can make a difference to the issues that matter to you most through buying social. Social Enterprise UK launched their Social Saturday campaign in 2014, which was backed by the Prime Minister, David Cameron. Since then it has become a hugely successful […]

Launch of Social Enterprise in Scotland: Census 2017

Posted in: News, Social Research.

This report presents the findings of the Social Enterprise Census 2017, the definitive biennial account of social enterprise activity in Scotland. The Social Enterprise Census 2017 is a collaborative effort to track the changing scale, characteristics and contribution of Scotland’s social enterprise sector every two years over the course of the next decade. It builds […]

A new era for social enterprise in Victoria

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Last week’s (17th February 2017) launch of a new Social Enterprise Strategy by the Victorian Government is an exciting milestone for the future development and growth of social enterprise in Victoria and Australia. “I am pleased that social enterprise is being recognised as a legitimate and growing part of the Victorian economy, and am confident […]

Scotland’s Social Enterprise Strategy 2016-26, Scottish Government 14.12.16

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Scotland’s new 10-year Social Enterprise Strategy is to be launched at the Grassmarket Community Project in Edinburgh on Wednesday 14 December. The new strategy sets out a clear vision to ensure that our social enterprise business community thrives and grows over the next decade and beyond. The strategy was produced in partnership with Scotland’s social […]

Can social enterprise still take the moral high ground? [Guest blog]

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Jonathan Coburn from Social Value Lab reflects on the evidence arising from recent studies into social enterprise and socially responsible business behaviours in Scotland. Business, for better or worse No matter what your views on the ‘business’ community are, there’s certainly no way to ignore it. There are an estimated 361,345 private sector businesses operating […]

A taste of Scotland for Asian and African delegation

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CEIS was pleased to welcome over 50 delegates to Scotland from the UK, Asia and Africa as part of the British Council’s Business and Investment Readiness programme. The delegation convened in Scotland’s capital to provide an update on the progress within the social enterprises in Asia and Africa with the support of their appointed UK […]

The Times They Are A-Changing…

Posted in: Blog.

Will ‘for-profit’ firms change social enterprise for better or worse? The Mile-High-City of Denver, Colorado has a rarified atmosphere and a reputation for doing things differently. Originally a mining outpost during the Colorado Gold Rush, it has always attracted pioneers, including social entrepreneurs. Denver’s SAME (So That All May Eat) Cafe with its ‘pay-what-you-can’ policy […]

Social enterprise takes centre stage in Scotland [interview with Gerry Higgins]

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Social enterprise has a long and proud history in Scotland but the results of the country’s first comprehensive sector census (pdf) show that it is thriving today as never before. We asked Gerry Higgins, the CEO of Glasgow-based CEIS and a founder of the Social Enterprise World Forum, to draw on his 30 years of […]

Fish Climbing Trees – social enterprise films

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CEIS has supported an innovative film project ‘Fish Climbing Trees’ featuring interviews with international experts on the positive difference social enterprise makes to people’s lives and examining the many challenges social entrepreneurs face in creating successful and sustainable businesses. CEIS is one of the sponsors of the unusually-titled film by award winning Director, David Boni […]

DOWNLOAD SOCIAL ENTERPRISE IN SCOTLAND: CENSUS 2015

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Social Enterprise in Scotland Census reveals growing influence of sector The increasing scale, reach and influence of social enterprise in Scotland was revealed  in the authoritative ‘Social Enterprise in Scotland: Census 2015’ report, an ambitious project which gathered the views of more than 1,000 social enterprises across the nation. The results, which were launched at […]

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