Category Archives: Social Enterprise Strategic Partnership

Third Sector Climate Change Declaration

Government Ministers helped ‘relaunch’ the Third Sector Climate Change Declaration today (15 June) at the RSA in central London. Huw Irranca-Davies MP (Minister for Marine and Natural Environment, Defra) and Joan Ruddock MP (Minister of State, DECC) joined a range of signatories, both new and old, to reaffirm their commitment to deliver behaviour change at [...]

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Insights from a meeting with Social Enterprise Ambassadors

A couple of Fridays ago (22/5/09), I was invited to attend the last part of a meeting between the Office of the Third Sector (OTS) and its ‘Social Enterprise Ambassadors’ (SEAs). The SEAs are high profile social entrepreneurs who have been engaged by OTS to promote social enterprise more widely especially across government. I know [...]

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Community-owned shops – Third Sector steps in where the private sector struggles

We met this week with our Social Enterprise Strategic Partners and our discussions focussed on how we might raise awareness across Defra of the role social enterprises play in the delivery of the Defra’s strategic objectives. We talked about the many examples there are of this but one struck a particular chord with me. Sarah [...]

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Social enterprise forum becomes partnership

Defra is working with five organisations to develop a better understanding of how social enterprises contribute to Defra’s Strategic Objectives, increase understanding of the potential growth markets for social enterprise and identify any particular barriers or opportunities for social enterprise to thrive in Defra-related markets.  The five organisations that together make up the Defra Social [...]

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