Social Enterprise Global Climate Emergency [CEO blog]

Posted in: Blog.

Among the maelstrom of political events unfolding at the moment one thing has been prominent in my thoughts of late…. The ever-concerning warming of the planet and the implications this will have, not just for our natural environment but for those who can least afford to deal with the consequences and the volatility in years […]

Social Enterprise in Scotland Census 2019

Posted in: News, Social Enterprise Ecosystem.

Scotland has a long history of pioneering forms of business, including mutual, co-operatives and social enterprises. Over the last 14 years, the Scottish social enterprise sector has enjoyed unparalleled levels of political and economic support with the Scottish Government embracing social enterprise as an important partner in the economy and in the creation of a […]

SEI & CEIS partnership to transform learning for social Enterprises in the UK

Posted in: News.

The world’s online school for social enterprise education and support, the Social Enterprise Institute (SEI), is excited to announce its new partnership with Community Enterprise in Scotland (CEIS). Through this partnership, CEIS will use the SEI learning platform to serve enterprising charities and social enterprises across the UK. Delivered fully online and accessible to anywhere, […]

Actor shows support for Social Enterprise

Posted in: News.

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

Posted in: News.

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

Posted in: News.

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]

Posted in: Blog.

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

Posted in: News.

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 […]

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