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Asia-Pacific Soc Ent

Get set, go! Social enterprise ready to grow in Asia-Pacific region. It’s time for social enterprise to move from the margins to the mainstream across a region which is home to two-thirds of the world’s population. A partnership between the British Council and the UN aims to make this happen.  Social enterprise has a rich…

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Solar Powered Tent

12 Girls create a solar-powered tent to help tackle homelessness. “You’re learning new things you’ve never even heard of or even thought of.”  They didn’t know how to sew. They didn’t know how to code. They didn’t know how to solder. And they had never used a 3-D printer before. But 12 girls at San…

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Homeless help

Bristol community turns shipping containers into homes. Restaurant owner kick-starts project to refurbish shipping containers to provide accommodation for homeless people.  A restaurant owner in Bristol was so frustrated at the number of people sleeping on the streets of his city, he launched a project to covert shipping containers into homes. Jasper Thompson, owner of…

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Gender equality

Social enterprise: the route to gender equality. A new report to be launched this week by the British Council has found that social enterprise has great potential for achieving UN Sustainable Development Goal 5: gender equality.  The report, Activist to entrepreneur: the role of social enterprise in supporting women’s empowerment, suggests that up to 12m…

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Thraedable

Converting storytelling artwork into ethical clothing. Thraedable is a social enterprise that aims to raise awareness about social issues that suffer from invisibility or misrepresentation and to raise funds for grassroots organisations that offer sustainable solutions to those issues. They are an ethical fashion brand, currently producing t-shirts and bags inspired by drawings made by people…

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Brides do Good

Social enterprise Brides do Good in Battersea is fighting to end child marriage with help from Access Self Storage. A new social enterprise in Battersea is supporting the United Nations goal to end child marriage.  Brides Do Good, founded by Chantal Khoueiry with the help of storage charity Access Self Storage Battersea, offers women the…

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Soc Ent railways?

Could the railways be run as a social enterprise? As the debate over nationalising the railways continues, one policy expert has suggested the system could work best as one huge social enterprise.  Any discussion about train fares, delays and crowded carriages these days quickly turns to the merits of re-nationalising the railways. But a policy…

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Soc Ent growth

UK social enterprises grow in strength and maturity, reveals SE100 Index. Social enterprises in the UK are growing strongly, reinvesting millions of pounds into doing good and providing jobs for hundreds of thousands of people who are passionate about making a difference.  The seventh NatWest SE100 Data Report, launched recently at the Beyond Good Business event…

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Big Issue Fashion

Big Issue launches limited edition fashion brand. Available via new online shop The Big Issue Shop, which sells its own branded products as well as those from other social businesses, the limited edition collection asks the public to buy a t-shirt for £30 to support a world issue.  Creative agency +rehabstudio came up with the…

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Colcha Clothing

Colcha Clothing: The long and the short of it… In producing their bright, tailored shorts, Colcha Clothing create sustainable, working communities in Africa. You can buy their products from The Big Issue Shop. Colcha Clothing create sustainable communities around the clothes they produce. Working both directly within their factories in Ghana and South Africa, and…

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