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Curated list of articles, reports, videos, podcasts and studies published by 3rd parties for anyone interested in SOCIAL PROCUREMENT

The case for more social enterprise inclusion in corporate supply chains and the global economy

Buy Social Corporate Challenge was launched in 2016 with 7 founding members (now more than 30 businesses) encouraging large corporates to use their everyday procurement spend to create positive social and environmental impact. This Year 6 Report reflects on the accomplishments of this initiative, which resulted in Buy Social Corporate Challenge Partners collectively spending £255 million with social enterprise suppliers.

A practical guide to integrating social businesses into corporate value chains.

How corporations and social enterprises do business together to drive impact

How and why large companies partner with social enterprises to expand opportunity in emerging markets and solve complex challenges. 

 Traces social enterprise development under U.S. law including various types of U.S. social enterprise entities, including hybrid ventures, worker cooperatives, and the low-profit liability company. 

The authors explore the institutional work that supports the transformation of non profits into social enterprise by analyzing field interviews with 64 institutional entrepreneurs from UK-based social enterprises.

Every year the Grunin Center for Law and Social Entrepreneurship at NYU School of Law tracks legislative developments in the social enterprise field throughout the 50 states and the District of Columbia for the Social Enterprise Law Tracker.

The Status Tool on this page visualizes how social enterprise law has spread across the United States.

A Comprehensive Overview of Social Enterprise Basics

The report highlights how Social Enterprise businesses are becoming a significant movement around the world.

GrandLo Cafe ceased operations in March 2020 as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Following its closure, Grand St. Settlement analyzes the successes and challenges of operating a social enterprise.

Eric Lombardi explores the evolving role of "pure" social enterprises in safeguarding our shared social and environmental assets from the detrimental effects of an unrestrained capitalist market.

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