Download the presentations from Social Enterprise Policy & Practice Conference 2019

PLENARY: Social Enterprise in Scotland Census 2019 Launch

The social enterprise census has been pivotal in shaping policy and strategy development since it first launched in 2015. The third bi-annual report was launched at the Conference by Aileen Campbell, Cabinet Secretary for Local Authority and Communities, Scottish Government who announced the key findings and trends. Download the full report, summary and key facts.

PLENARY: Developing a social enterprise ecosystem – The Quebec Experience

There is a strong history of knowledge sharing and partnership between Scotland and Canada and we were honoured to hear from guest speaker Béatrice Alain, Directrice Générale at Chantier de l’Économie Sociale who described the rich and long-established social economy ecosystem in Quebec. Download presentation.

PLENARY: ‘Ones to Watch’

This quick-paced, inspiring session, chaired by Ingrid Webb at COPE Ltd, showcased some of the sectors’ ‘Rising Stars’, including Hey Girls, The Workshop Aberfeldy, Wild & Kind; and Giraffe Healthcare. Download presentations.

BREAKOUT SESSION 1: Priorities for the 2020 Action Plan

Following the census launch in the morning, Laura Worku and Rachel Reel from the Third Sector Division of Scottish Government held the first consultation with Scottish Government for the 2020 Action Plan to highlight priorities for the sector and to explore how these can be achieved collaboratively. Download the presentation.

BREAKOUT SESSION 2: Just Enterprise 3G

The Just Enterprise consortium has been delivering FREE business support to social enterprises since 2011, helping 5,000+ organisations, nearly 10,000 individuals in all 32 local authority areas in Scotland. In this session, Just Enterprise partners outlined some of the new services on offer, including social impact measurement and new online resources. Download the presentation.

BREAKOUT SESSION 4: The role of social enterprise in the Circular Economy

A circular economy has the potential to transform how we live, eradicating pollution and waste, and creating a sustainable environment for business to grow.  In this session Zero Waste Scotland outlined what the Circular Economy is, how Scottish organisations have applied the Circular Economy principles to their businesses successfully and explored how it could benefit social enterprise. This was supported by a presentation from Sophi Unwin, Founder, Remade Network Download the presentations.