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MBA in Social Entrepreneurship through Skoll Scholarship
Skoll Foundation
Date: 30th Jan 2004
Five fully funded MBA scholarships per annum have been created through the Skoll Foundation at the Said Business School, University of Oxford, UK. ...more

Griffiths 'determined to transform DTI approach to social enterprise'
Date: 24th Jan 2004

On January 7th Barbara Phillips released the news that the English Social Enterprise Unit is to be subsumed into their Small Business Service.  The social enterprise community, which is well organised down south, reacted vigorously to what is perceived as a downgrading.  Glenys Thornton led the charge and the Minister Nigel Griffiths got the message...


Renewable energy jobs forecast
Date: 19th Jan 2004
Up to 35,000 jobs could be sustained across the UK in the renewable energy industry by 2020, according to a new report.  A quarter of these will be in Scotland....more

Executive ‘dumps inclusion policy’
Sunday Herald
Date: 18th Jan 2004
It was the buzz phrase of the new Scottish Executive ... but its commitment to tackling social exclusion has come under fire as flagship projects to help the disadvantaged back into work prepare to close for lack of money. ...more

Executive delays Scottish social economy plan
Nick Loney
Date: 16th Jan 2004
A long-awaited action plan to take forward the development of the social economy in Scotland has been hit by further delays and now won't be ready for at least another two months. ...more

Social Return on Investment (SROI) update
Date: 16th Jan 2004

In December 2003 we reported on a pilot toolkit by the New Economics Foundation for measuring the social value of investments - Social Return on Investment (SROI). (update)


Inequality experts appointed by Executive
Scottish Executive
Date: 16th Jan 2004
Two experts, Gill Scott, Director of the Scottish Poverty Information Unit at Glasgow Caledonian University, and David Nicoll, Chief Executive of the Wise Group, have been appointed to help support the Scottish Executive's effort to tackle poverty. ...more

New Scottish Tenant Farmers Association
Scottish Executive
Date: 11th Jan 2004

The New Scottish Tenant Farmers Association was launched yesterday. 


Government procurement website launched
Date: 9th Jan 2004
The Scottish Executive this week launched a new website dedicated to the eProcurement Scotl@nd service. ...more

New recycling targets for Scotland
Scottish Executive
Date: 6th Jan 2004
New targets to stem the growth of packaging waste in Scotland have come into effect. The targets mean that from January 1 2004, companies who manufacture or use packaging materials will have to recover or recycle 70 per cent by 2008....more

Flagship projects under threat from EU fund crisis
Tom Gordon, The Herald
Date: 5th Jan 2004
Scores of major regeneration projects in the west of Scotland are at risk because of European aid falling short of demand by £190m. ...more
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