How do social enterprises impact the UN Sustainable Development Goals?

How do social enterprises impact the UN Sustainable Development Goals?

The catchily-named UN Sustainable Development Goals are 17 targets, created to improve the wellbeing of people and our planet. After the widespread worldwide failure in meeting the Millennium Development Goals set in 2000, 193 UN members came together in 2015 and pledged to change their national agendas to meet the brand-spanking new Sustainable Development Goals.

The aim is to meet these targets by the year 2030, their intent being to encourage sustainable and collaborative progress. The goals are wide in scope, addressing issues of poverty, gender equality, climate change, innovation of energy and industry, and more!

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TuffCycle Loves: REACH Homes

TuffCycle Loves: REACH Homes

REACH Homes are a non-profit social enterprise based in Sheffield that converts shipping containers into affordable housing solutions. Since opening their prototype home on Richards Road, Heeley City Farm in January, REACH Homes have gained substantial interest from the public. After presenting to the UK Steel Enterprise judges last month, they have received a further £10,000 investment and have an ever-growing waiting-list of potential buyers.

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Crisis report one in ten of us have been homeless.

Crisis report one in ten of us have been homeless.

Of this one in ten, a fifth say they have been homeless in the last five years. Yet, despite this, the issue of homelessness is still so often ignored and pushed to the corners of public consciousness.

Our project focuses on three things: work experience, employability skills and creating opportunities…

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How Social Enterprises are Transforming the World of Big Business

How Social Enterprises are Transforming the World of Big Business

On the face of things, there is no wider gulf than that between the profit-driven motives of big business and the more sustainable values held by social enterprises.

But from the compassionate capitalism of firms such as The Body Shop to the efforts of software giant Salesforce to ensure pay equality, it's clear the two business models have more in common than might at first be realised.

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