Social enterprise in the news

12 12 2007

It’s pleasing to see that the 2007 Oxford University 21st Century Challenge, an international social enterprise competition run by the Saïd Business School and open to companies looking to develop both commercial and sustainable new ventures, has been won by a UK-based design consultancy, Red Button Design, founded by a recent graduate and two current students.  The competition attracted 182 entries from 23 countries.

Meanwhile new research from the Governance Hub and the Social Enterprise Coalition indicates that good governance is essential for social enterprises to thrive and be sustainable.  Research by the Open University into the governance needs of social enterprises has resulted in the publication of the report, For Love and Money: governance and social enterprise. This indicates that the social enterprise sector must make it a priority to strengthen links with governance advisers and consultants working at local and regional levels and provide them with appropriate training and support.




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26 02 2008
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