It was just over 12 months ago that I predicted social enterprise in Australia was on the rise, well on the way to being seen as part of the mainstream.
My prediction for 2018 is that social enterprise will actually make its way to joining the mainstream economy, as we see further interest and engagement from governments along with the community and private sectors.
Social enterprise is increasingly being recognised for its significant economic and social contribution. The recent Map for Impact project conducted by Swinburne University’s Centre for Social Impact, found that social enterprise was contributing $5.2 billion to the Victorian economy and employing 60,000 people.
Here are three expectations for the coming 12 months that support my 2018 prediction for social enterprise in Australia:
- Growth will come from business and government increasing their purchasing from social enterprise
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