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Scottish businesses must be motivated by more than the financial bottom line if they are to help build a fairer and greener Scotland. That’s the conclusion of Better Business, a ground-breaking study carried out by Social Value Lab into responsible business practices in Scotland. The project was supported by Scottish Enterprise, Highlands and Islands Enterprise,… Read more »

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  The significant size and impact of Scotland’s social enterprise businesses is being revealed for the very first time, with the launch of the results of a large-scale census. Conducted by Social Value Lab, in partnership with a range of national agencies, the new research confirms Scotland as a world-leading nation in nurturing social enterprise… Read more »

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A major report examining the impact of Cultural Enterprise Office has now been published. For more than a decade, Cultural Enterprise Office has sustained a growing contribution to the evolving creative economy. CEO helps creative micro-businesses and practitioners to learn more about sound business principles and build the skills and knowledge they need to succeed…. Read more »

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The findings of a major evaluation into cancer information and support services has now been published by Macmillan Cancer Support and Glasgow Life. Conducted by Social Value Lab, the evaluation examines the Cancer Information and Support Drop-in Services in Glasgow’s libraries. This is the largest programme of its kind being funded by Macmillan currently and… Read more »

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  Rise of the Collaborative Economy Over the last five years there’s been a groundswell of interest in what has variously been called the ‘collaborative economy’ or ‘sharing economy’. You might not yet be familiar with the term, but it’s changing everything from the way we access everyday goods (most of us have used the… Read more »