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About Social Enterprise

Finding Australia’s Social Enterprise Sector 2016 found that the biggest opportunity for the growth and further development of social enterprise in Australia is social procurement.

This research also identified the challenges which included: A lack of policy development and leadership from State and Federal governments; a patchy ecosystem where networking and peer-to-peer development opportunities were limited; the need for more accessible and appropriate finance; and an improvement in the way impact is understood and measured.

Social enterprise in Australia is on the rise.

Social Traders estimates there are 20,000 social enterprise in Australia generating up to 3% of GDP and employing 300,000 Australians.