Social enterprise

ALTERNATIVE LABELS
Social entrepreneurship


Report

Connecting pathways to employment with the Work Integration Social Enterprise (WISE) model

This project adapts the Work Integration Social Enterprise (WISE) model for the disability sector, and identifies factors that facilitate and inhibit pathways to employment.
Briefing paper

Supporting social enterprise: the role of government

Australia’s social enterprises can make a significant contribution toward a more equitable society, but are constrained by limited financial, public policy and other ‘ecosystem’ supports, according to the authors of this paper.
Report

Pacific prosperity through social enterprise

The new rubric presented in this report provides a well-evidenced model for understanding the core elements of Pacific social enterprise, which in turn can inform future investments and planning of sustainable Pacific social enterprise models, unlocking the potential of Pacific communities, families and successful enterprises.
Report

Nurturing links across civil society: lessons from Australia’s for-purpose sector’s response to COVID-19

The impacts of the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic have stretched far beyond the immediate public health concerns. Built on in-depth conversations with civil society leaders from across Australia, this report offers crucial insights into the for-purpose sectors ability to help people in need during crisis and...
Briefing paper

Policy brief on making the most of the social economy’s contribution to the circular economy

The briefing paper defines concepts of both the circular and social economy, and describes the potential of the social economy to support circular activities and related business models and to reinforce uptake of circularity around the world.
Report

Australia’s social venture ecosystem: understanding the support and development landscape

This research report focuses on Australia’s social venture ecosystem – the entrepreneurial ecosystem that grows and sustains social ventures across Australia.
Strategy

Victorian social enterprise strategy 2021-2025

This strategy document sets an ambitious agenda for a thriving Victorian social enterprise sector – creating jobs, fostering social entrepreneurship and supplying the marketplace with quality and diverse goods and services.
Journal article

Vulnerability and resilience in the social sector: what we learnt through COVID-19

This article discusses the capabilities of social purpose organisations which are protective in a crisis. Philanthropists, government funders and social purpose organisations need to work together to nurture these protective factors.
Report

Improving health equity among young people: the role of social enterprise - final report

Over the last two decades, public health and health promotion strategies have increasingly recognised the importance of redressing the social determinants of health (SDOH) inequities. This study investigates the ways in which work integration social enterprises (WISE) affect the SDOH equity for young people in...
Briefing paper

Transitioning young people to education and employment through arts-based social enterprises

The briefing draws upon the expertise of RMIT’s education, art and social science research community to inform policy makers on opportunities and challenges for arts-based social enterprises (ASEs) in supporting the engagement, well-being, education and employment pathways of marginalised young people, while trading creative products...
Guide

Improving health equity among young people: the role of social enterprise - an evidence and practice summary

Work integration social enterprises provide one mechanism for addressing the root causes of health inequity among young people. This guide summarises the ‘better-practice’ features, contexts and design of successful, youth-focused work integration social enterprises.
Discussion paper

Discussion paper: Co-operatives and Mutuals as social enterprises

This paper discusses how co-operatives and mutuals sit alongside contemporary definitions and accreditation processes for social enterprise and the alignment between the objectives of social enterprise policymakers and the purpose of co-operative and mutual enterprises. The case study section, provided as an appendix, includes important...
Report

Rebuilding business for society

This report reveals the contrasting views employees of different types of firm have about their workplaces in terms of purpose, and the importance of ownership to these perceptions. Taking these results, the authors discuss why diverse forms of ownership are necessary to achieve the broader...
Report

Mapping the impact of social enterprise on disadvantaged individuals and communities in Australia’s regional cities

This report aims to explore how social enterprises realise wellbeing. It is aimed at practitioners, and provides useful tools for understanding wellbeing in social enterprise contexts. Results are derived from four case studies of social enterprises in two regional cities in Australia.
Report

Towards a co-operative state: securing the social and economic prosperity of South Australia through corporate diversity

The purpose of this report is to highlight the potential impact that social enterprise and co-operative organisations have on addressing some of the social and economic challenges facing South Australia.
Report

Social Impact Investing Taskforce: interim report

This interim report summarises the Taskforce’s findings to date—and includes three initiatives recommended for immediate implementation.
Report

Capitalism in crisis?

This State of Social Enterprise report showcases how social enterprises are outperforming their peers whilst tackling the triple threat of economic stagnation, social division and environmental meltdown. In order to resolve the crisis in capitalism, the report argues that more social enterprises are needed to...
Report

2019 Social Enterprise Evidence Forum: summary report

The purpose of this forum was to canvass the available evidence about social enterprise and the wider ecosystem, and also to identify gaps in knowledge, as well as what is needed in policy and practice to support the development of the field and its impacts.
Strategy

Queensland social enterprise strategy

Social enterprises play an important role in delivering jobs and training opportunities for disadvantaged people. This strategy document outlines the Queensland government’s commitment to supporting the growth of the social enterprise sector in Queensland.
Report

An analysis of the social enterprise sector in the UK

This paper provides an overview of the current state of the UK social enterprise sector and some analysis on how the UK Government has helped facilate the growth of the sector.