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Social Enterprise in Scotland Census 2015

Scotland has a long history of pioneering forms of business including mutual, co-operatives and social enterprises. This first Social Enterprise census takes stock of a maturing social enterprise sector and its contribution to the Scottish economy.

There is growing awareness that a strong economy and successful businesses are essential to achieving a fairer society in Scotland. Businesses as corporate citizens are being encouraged like never before to deliver on their ethical, social and environmental responsibilities.  This has brought social enterprise to centre stage, showing what purposeful and responsible business can achieve for Scotland.

A renewed vision for the development of social enterprise nationally is now being developed in parallel with Scotland’s first Social Enterprise Census.

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Social Enterprise in Scotland Census 2015
Published 01 Sep 2015
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Social Enterprise in Scotland census - key facts
Published 12 Oct 2015
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