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Models: E3M Alchemy – Write up of the Day

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Written by E3M partner, Zurich Municipal. E3M’s first Alchemy event, held in September, was a great success. Bringing together senior public service commissioners, leaders of commercial social enterprises and social investors, the event challenged them to devise innovative solutions to the wide-ranging challenges facing a fictional town. Zurich Municipal is a Supporting Partner of E3M and its […]

Markets: The Art of the Possible in Public Procurement

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Publication date: 21/09/2016

Written by Frank Villeneuve-Smith of HCT and Julian Blake of Bates Wells Braithwaite The innovative solutions that can tackle some of our really big social challenges are too often held back by a focus on the process, rather than the purpose, of public procurement. The Public Contracts Regulations 2015 provide Commissioners with a great deal of […]

Money: Financing Social Enterprise Growth

Author: E3M
Publication date: May 2015

Social investment is a rapidly evolving field. The examples outlined in this publication show how E3M Members are working with specialist funders and expert advisors to pioneer the use of a range of different financial tools to raise the capital they need to grow. Social enterprises are used to breaking new ground. And, when you […]

Measurement: Policy Paper: E3M-led Review for Social Impact Measurement Strategy

Author: E3M
Publication date: March 2015

ALIGNING THE NEEDS AND REQUIREMENTS FOR SOCIAL INVESTMENT, COMMISSIONING FOR SOCIAL VALUE AND EFFECTIVE SOCIAL ENTERPRISE Prepared on behalf of the E3M Partners by Jim Clifford OBE of Bates Wells Braithwaite and Dr. Richard Hazenberg of University of Northampton This policy paper argues that that there should be alignment between the extensive work already carried […]

Models: Governance for Good

Author: E3M
Publication date: February 2015

A showcase of top UK social enterprises achieving maximum social impact and a competitive edge through excellent governance Social enterprises emerge from different routes – traditional charities, public sector spinouts and brand new start-ups. Each route comes with its cultural and organisational challenges, but as these businesses mature and develop they all have to address […]

Review of Activities 2013-14

Author: Jonathan Bland
Publication date: January 2015

This review covers the period from May 2013 to December 2014 and aims to give a flavour of the activities of E3M during that time. This has been a really exciting period for us and looking ahead to 2015 there are even greater opportunities for E3M to make a real difference both in the wider […]

Models: Who Lives the Longest? Busting the social venture survival myth

Author: E3M
Publication date: February 2014

A Comparative Analysis of the Longevity of PLCs and Third Sector Organisations – prepared for E3M Who lives longest? This study clearly shows that the top social ventures are more likely, over a 30 year period, to remain at the top than PLCs. Public and private sector managers, both commissioners and investors, should be aware of this finding. E3M gratefully acknowledges the financial support given to this project by the following organisations: Turning Point; LEYF; Benenden; Fusion21; PSS; Bates Wells Braithwaite LLP and the University of Northampton Link to document: Who lives the longest?

E3M Annual Review 2012-13

Author: Jonathan Bland
Publication date: May 2013

E3M completed a very successful first year of activity in 2012. Together we developed new thought leadership about social enterprise and public services, and we engaged positively with the European Commission, the UK Government and a range of public bodies. We started to share knowledge with colleagues across the UK and in Europe and to do business with each other. […]

Europe: E3M 2013 Conference Report

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Publication date: March 2013

On 4-5 March 2013 E3M held its inaugural European conference in Kettering. This important, two-ˇday European event held in English, French and Italian, brought together over 250 people from 14 different countries to discuss the key issues for growing successful social enterprise. Themed around the topics Markets, Money, Models and Measurement, the conference took place in the […]

Measurement: Measuring Social Impact in Social Enterprise: The state of thought and practice in the UK

Author: E3M
Publication date: March 2013

Measurement of social impact matters. Social organisations need, more than ever, to evidence it as the funding and commissioning landscape evolves and grows ever more competitive. However this is not simply a funder or commissioner-driven need. A range of drivers include burgeoning social need, cash constraints in public funding, legislative change, changing delivery and funder landscapes, growth of a […]