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The Best of Social Impact: Must-Read Articles of the Month (June 2020)

Social impact, entrepreneurship, and innovation - if it's interesting news, you'll find it here. These stories may not be the ones on the top of your news feed, but chances are they're the ones you'll actually want to read. Whether it's opinions on creating positive social change - or simply the valuable lessons learned along the way, here's a round-up of the past month's most interesting articles.

Look How Far We’ve Come: Social Enterprise 

Consumers are now more aware than ever that if a business doesn’t align with their values, they can shop elsewhere. This mindset shift, along with Australian social enterprises using their collective power to grow the sector has seen big changes happen for the social impact movement in recent years. 

What You Need to Know About the Impact Economy 

In this piece, The Yunus Centre shares with you an introduction to what they are calling the ‘impact economy’, highlighting considerations and issues that must be addressed for its development.

ESG Focus: Impact to Join Risk and Return at the Hip 

Want to understand more about Impact Investing in Australia. This run down gives you a great look at how Impact Investing has grown over the last few years, as well as a glimpse into the future of investment into social enterprises. 

Invest in Your Personal Development to Increase Your Social Impact 

Leading change of any kind means you will need to interact with others. Knowing your strengths and weaknesses and working on your own personal development is just as important for a leader of social change as it is for the CEO of a Fortune 500 company. 

Essentials for Disruptive Social Innovation: Part 1 

The first in a series, this piece looks at what’s really essential for driving social change, what inspires social entrepreneurs and how you can keep moving forward. After all, many of us have the urge to help, we just lack know-how, resources or skills! 

How Entrepreneurs Can Solve the World’s Biggest Problems 

Making real change in the world might be social enterprises’ domain, but it shouldn’t be their burden to bear alone. Entrepreneurs in any industry have the power to make an impact and as the world changes rapidly, many are taking on this challenge. 

13 Social Impact Documentaries That Will Inspire You To Change the World 

We live in a world where awareness of real-world issues is more accessible and shareable than ever — all thanks to documentaries. From Oscar winners to indie favourites, here are 13 great documentaries for social entrepreneurs. 

When We ‘Build Back Better’, Should We Be Angry? 

Many people across the globe want to ‘get back to normal’ after a tumultuous year, but what does ‘normal’ look like and does the transition out of the COVID-19 era pose a unique opportunity for social enterprises to get global organisations on board with their missions? 

A New Voice For Australia’s Social Enterprise Sector

The social enterprises in each state and territory within Australia have united to form a new national voice for the social enterprise sector. Meet the Alliance of Social Enterprise Networks Australia (ASENA) and hear how they’re looking to drive collaboration and build a common vision for the future.

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