BALTA Project C17 - Building a Supportive Environment for Social Enterprise: Synthesis of SERC 3 Research Findings
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This proposal/plan describes research being conducted by the BC-Alberta Social Economy Research Alliance (BALTA). This project involves analyzing a range of research projects conducted by BALTA with a view to identifying research findings relevant to social enterprises and to synthesize key findings into a unified analysis. The analysis will be based on an analytic framework developed out of the BC Social Enterprise Summit (BCSES). The BCSES established a framework intended to lead towards a series of strategic actions of what is required to provide a framework for creating a supportive environment for social enterprise. According to the framework, there are four integrated components. 1. Encourage Awareness and Demonstrate the Value of Social Enterprise; 2. Enhance Enterprise Skills; 3. Ensure Access to Capital and Investment; and 4. Expand Market Opportunities.