Did you know that Thursday 17th November is Social Enterprise Day? There are over 70 000 social enterprises found in nearly every sector and industry across the UK, from social care to retail and housing to hospitality. Yet consumers are often unaware that the products and services they’re buying are from businesses that are having a positive social impact; helping to change peoples’ lives and improve local communities.
To mark this day, Social Enterprise UK’s week-long #WhoKnew campaign is designed to highlight the diversity of this unique area of the economy, and the achievements of these fantastic initiatives. Why not get involved and share some of the good news in your area?
At Think Global, we’re involved in a Europe-wide project to raise awareness of and strengthen social impact initiatives such as social enterprises. For more information about this project, and for some inspiring examples of such initiatives across Europe and the globe, take a look at the Susy project website and its YouTube page.