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Realising the Possibilities of Social Procurement : DM Roads Best Practice Feature

Responsible for maintaining more than 1100km of road and 1300 bridge structures across metro Melbourne, DM…

”Farewell with pride, thanks and confidence” – A message from David Brookes on finishing up at Social Traders

David Brookes finishes as Managing Director of Social Traders after a dedicated twelve years.  Read…

Social Traders adds further depth to management team

Social Traders has appointed Tara Anderson as Head of Marketing & Communications, filling a vacant…

What we achieved in 2018 – A year in review

Creating jobs through social enterprise Since shifting organisational strategy in early 2018, we have seen…

What is Social Procurement? Introducing ProcureForGood.

ProcureForGood is an initiative to connect Government and Corporates with multiple social procurement and supplier…

What is Social Procurement?

Social Procurement occurs when organisations choose to purchase a social outcome when they buy goods…

Lord Mayor’s Charitable Foundation: Meet Catherine Brown

Lord Mayor’s Charitable Foundation (LMCF) CEO Catherine Brown shares her passion for supporting social enterprise…

The Social Procurement Wave is Just Beginning to Form

Over the past 18 months there has been a large increase in the announcement of…

The Evolution of the Social Enterprise Ecosystem in Scotland: Lessons for Australia

Deputy Director of The Scottish Government & Head of Third Sector, Equality & Community Empowerment,…

Changing Value: Industry Leadership for Social Procurement

Social procurement has had to overcome many hurdles to gain recognition from the finance and…

2017 – A Year for Social Enterprise to Shine

Social Traders’ Managing Director David Brookes on the burgeoning role for social enterprise in creating…

The Missing Link: Connecting Social Enterprise to the Biggest Buyers in Australia

Since launching in November 2015, Social Traders’ (ST) Connect has grown quickly.  As Australia’s first…

Five Minutes with Nina Yousefpour – Social Enterprise Advisor, Social Traders

Nina Yousefpour joined the Social Traders’ Social Investment Portfolio team as a Social Enterprise Advisor…

Employment for Disadvantaged Australians: Linking Social Enterprise with Demand

Forward thinking by social enterprises has the potential for enormous impact on employment for marginalised…

The What, Why, and How of Social Enterprise – Carla Javits, REDF

What is social enterprise? In a previous blog post I shared my reflections after a…