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Social Enterprise in Anytown: John Pearce 2003

Date: 28th Jul 2011

 It is certainly true that considerable amounts of energy and passion have been devoted to the debate about definitions and that the process can sometimes be a distraction.

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Correspondence with Bryan Poole from Fife CVS

Date: 28th Jul 2011
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Open public services: Privatisation or innovation?
Interview by Oliver Laughland, The Guardian
Date: 21st Jul 2011

This week David Cameron released the much-anticipated open public services white paper that declared an end to the "state monopoly" on public services. TUC general secretary Brendan Barber discusses the fine detail with Phillip Blond, architect of the big society. Oliver Laughland listens in.

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Social Enterprise and Impacts (extracted from a more detailed paper)
Alan Kay
Date: 21st Jul 2011

 Arguably social enterprise should be about a fairer way of exchanging goods and services for the benefit of all – not just the few.  Social enterprise should provide an alternative way of exchanging goods and services and have an impact on people (social), the planet (environment) and the society structures in which it operates (culture). 

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Impact Investments: An emerging asset class
J.P Morgan
Date: 21st Jul 2011

Report by J.P. Morgan and the Rockefeller Foundation assesses expected and realized returns from more than 1,000 impact investments collected by the Global Impact Investing Network

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Scottish third sector boosted by £7m
By Keith Aitken, Public Finance
Date: 20th Jul 2011

Scottish ministers have ramped up their efforts to increase third sector involvement in public services with a £7m package of measures aimed at making charities and social enterprises more businesslike

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A New Moral World. The lost “socialism”
By Steve Wyler, Chief Executive, Locality
Date: 20th Jul 2011

Nowadays the term socialism usually implies a command-and-control political system in which the state takes centre stage, nationalising land and other natural resources, directing manufacturing and commercial activities, and using wealth produced by the
people to provide them with goods and welfare services according to their needs. 

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