Our projects

We collaborate with GSEN members and partners to design and deliver a range of projects which make a difference for early stage social entrepreneurs.

Key projects

GSEN social enterprise Africa

Strengthening social entrepreneurship support in Africa

By mapping, connecting and convening intermediaries across Africa, our initiative helped improve the effectiveness and reach of organisations supporting social entrepreneurs in Africa.

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global social entrepreneurs

The Best Place to be a Social Entrepreneur

This first of its kind research is a collaboration between GSEN, UnLtd, Deutsche Bank and the Thomson Reuters Foundation to discover the best countries to be a social entrepreneur. Our unique poll surveyed 900 experts from 44 of the world’s largest economies. View the full results here.

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scaling social enterprises

Scaling handbook for practitioners

In 2015/16 GSEN, in partnership with the German Development Agency GIZ (working on behalf of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation & Development), created a step-by-step handbook to help inclusive businesses achieve scale

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Talent in the social impact sector

We teamed up with over 50 intermediaries to capture a diversity of perspectives and experiences when it comes to attracting, developing and retaining talent in our sector. The resulting Talent Blog Series presents the challenges, opportunities and potential solutions around this complex issue.

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young social entrepreneurs


Our European Learning for Youth in Social Entrepreneurship (ELYSE) project harnessed the knowledge of social entrepreneurship experts across Europe. The result is a toolkit that sets out our findings into the best ways to support young social entrepreneurs.

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Strengthening support for social entrepreneurship & social investment in CEE

Increasing capacity, connectivity and visibility among social entrepreneurship support organisations in the Central and Eastern European region.

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Exploring scaling programmes for social ventures

In this initial scoping study, produced in partnership with Footprints Africa and UnLtd, we explore the key challenges and good practices in supporting social ventures to grow

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GSEN in Latin America

By connecting resources and working together through our worldwide network, we believe that we can provide better support through our partners for social enterprises to take momentum through the region. Find out how we are ‘Supporting the Supporters’ of social entrepreneurs in this diverse and intriguing region of the world.

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