Internationalising Social Enterprise: A Strategy for Scotland

The Cabinet Secretary for Communities, Social Security and Equalities Angela Constance recently unveiled the strategy in front of an audience of representatives from South Korea, Thailand, Australia and Canada at the Social Enterprise Policy and Practice Conference.

   Angela Constance - Image credit: Alex Aitcheson/Holyrood

Angela Constance - Image credit: Alex Aitcheson/Holyrood

She stated “As the world we live in continues to change and bring new challenges, with increasing global interdependence, our social entrepreneurs and social enterprises are helping to find new avenues towards social innovation and improvement.” She continued “Scotland has created a world leading model of support for social enterprise, which it has been pleased to share internationally.”

The new strategy sets out the Scottish Government’s ambitions for international excellence, leadership, and impact in the social enterprise field. It can be found by here.

What is Social Enterprise Policy and Practice Conference?

The definitive conference in Scotland for social enterprise. This year's conference aims to present key priorities of the social enterprise strategy for Scotland, tackle the journey towards zero waste, celebrate the outstanding work carried out in the past year and look into Scotland's social enterprise international work.

As the world we live in continues to change and bring new challenges, with increasing global interdependence, our social entrepreneurs and social enterprises are helping to find new avenues towards social innovation and improvement. Scotland has created a world leading model of support for social enterprise, which it has been pleased to share internationally.
— Angela Constance MSP, Cabinet Secretary for Communities, Social Security and Equalities