Social enterprise and environmental sustainability

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Report published today by The ERC in partnership with The Women’s Organisation, explores how social enterprises are acting to reduce their environmental impact.

As COP26 gets underway, a report published today by The Enterprise Research Centre in partnership with The Women’s Organisation, explores how social enterprises are acting to reduce their environmental impact and recommends the integration of social and environmental goals in business practices to achieve sustainable development.

COP26, the 26th United Nations climate change conference, is being held in Glasgow, and brings nations together to accelerate action towards climate change and environmental sustainability. In the first few days of the conference, nations have been urged to work together for a new industrial strategy ‘powered by millions of sustainable innovations’.

And on the third day of the conference, Chancellor Rishi Sunak unveiled his vision for the UK to become the first ever net zero finance hub, which will require UK businesses to produce public plans detailing their commitment to tackling climate change.

State Of The Art Review 53: Social Enterprises and Environmental Sustainability, researched and written by Dr Emma Folmer and Dr Anna Rebmann, highlights how social enterprises are at the heart of these sustainable innovations by turning environmental problems into business opportunities and are built on a philosophy of delivering social and environmental value.

Please click here to see the full report.

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