The key features from around the web in September.
Deloitte’s chief executive believes social enterprise can embed London’s Olympic legacy, reports The Guardian.
Gloucestershire NHS has reportedly agreed to delay the proposed transfer of primary health services and 3,000 staff to a community interest company after local campaigners threatened legal action.
A government programme designed to enable nurses to set up social enterprises to run their own services has seen slow take up, amid fears about job security, reports Nursing Times.
Kent based homelessness charity Porchlight has recently been recognised for helping to improve society through its services for vulnerable people by receiving the prestigious Social Enterprise Mark.
Indian social enterprises need support to take risks, says a prominent Indian social entrepreneur.
Universities will be better able to secure funding by being socially enterprising, argues The Guradian’s Nick Petford.
Gandang Kalikasan, Inc. of Philippines has emerged as one of the sterling examples of how social enterprises can make a difference while being profitable at the same time.
The 25 winners of a nationwide talent search were named today and handed £25,000 each to turbo-charge their ideas for tackling major social problems through social entrepreneurship.
David Cameron gave staff-owned Central Surrey Health a ‘Big Society’ award. But its first attempt to win business in the NHS market has failed, triggering fears for future employee ‘spin-outs’.
Two young Pakistani women from two very diverse regions of the country are showing the way how social enterprises can make a direct impact on the lives of underprivileged women in Pakistan.
A Chef is to reopen a dilapidated pub as a social enterprise that will help young people struggling to find work become more employable.
A brief guide to social enterprise events at this year’s party conferences.
I liked the phrase social entrepreneurship instantly when I first heard it. It’s doing well by doing good.
Santander is set to enter the social enterprise marketplace for the first time by piloting an ambitious awards programme in the north east.
You have undoubtedly heard of TOMS Shoes, the company that gives one pair of shoes to a barefoot child for every pair bought. Its entrepreneurial founder, Blake Mycoskie, created a simple yet innovative business model and launched the company in 2006. What you probably don’t know is that social enterprise sensibility and strategy could well apply to your brand.
The Social Enterprise Mark’s criteria discriminates against co-operatives, argues Dr Rory Ridley-Duff from Sheffield Hallam University.
Looking beyond CRM, the cloud-computing pioneer says it’s crucial for companies to build a social-network-savvy enterprise. And, oh by the way, there’s a license for that.
Since 2009, the Social Vision photography competition has sought to find pictures that show the unique work of social enterprise and what it can achieve. Social enterprises are businesses with a social or environmental purpose - when they profit, society profits.
LGC’s social enterprise channel, providing the latest local government news, comment and analysis.
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