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Shining Armour or Sheep’s Clothing? (Recommendations for Scotland)
Mary Duffy
Date: 2013-04-04

A mapping of the social investment landscape. This should include active or potential investees, the intermediary and investor space, the fit between current products and market needs, and the scale of finance required.


Woodland-related Social Enterprises
Forest Research
Date: 2011-09-28

 Over the last decade, interest in the potential contribution that social enterprises can make to society has been growing and this is evidenced in the increasing focus that is being given to them within public policy.


Social Enterprise and Sport Conference
Date: 2011-06-30

 The theme for the Social Enterprise & Sport conference 2011 was “The Way Forward”.  It had duel intent as a national networking opportunity for Sport SEN members as well as a learning event for those involved or keen to hear more about Social Enterprise & Sport.


Social Enterprise in Scotland: A Guide to Who's Who
Senscot and HIE
Date: 2011-05-12

T his Guide has been put together by Highland and Islands Enterprise (HIE) and Senscot. It provides a simple and straightforward introduction to the social enterprise sector in Scotland, with references to UK wide initiatives where relevant.


CEIS: Demonstrating Value

Date: 2011-03-29

At CEiS we take the view that every social enterprise from the smallest to the largest can be measuring their social impact. Recently, we have been in discussion with a Canadian based non-profit organisation (Vancity Community Foundation) on introducing their new impact measurement initiative to social enterprise organisations in the UK.


Transition Fund

Date: 2011-03-28

The £100m Transition Fund was announced by Ministers as part of the Office for Civil Society’s Spending Review settlement in October.  It aims to help the charities, voluntary groups and social enterprises that are most vulnerable to public spending cuts.  It will be managed by BIG Fund, and open for applications in late November 2010. 


A Survey of Social Enterprises Across the UK
IFF Research Ltd
Date: 2011-03-25

  This report details findings from a ground-breaking survey of Social Enterprises across the United Kingdom. 


Payment for Success – How to shift power from Whitehall to public service customers
Alan Downey, Paul Kirby, and Neil Sherlock, KPMG
Date: 2011-03-02

 This paper has tried to outline the need for a consistent and radically applied approach to payment for success across the UK public sector. It has suggested an integrated solution – allocating funding to 3 distinct customers, implementing a progressively more challenging regime of PBR and giving providers almost total freedom to deliver what the customers are requiring


Report: Our Mutual Food
One Planet Food
Date: 2011-02-09

 This report is based on research carried out by the One Planet Food project at Falkland Centre for Stewardship in Fife with the help of funding from the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation.


Discussion Paper Social Enterprise and its Impacts
Alan Kay
Date: 2010-09-30

 This Discussion Paper presents a new way of thinking about social enterprise.  It suggests that we can change the dominant culture of exploitative, so called high growth business, to a fairer way of exchanging goods and services for the benefit of all - with social enterprise leading the way in that transformation


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