Learn from Experience:
Real Stories of Social Enterprise Growth

See how we have supported social enterprises on their journey
to expand globally or set up operations in Scotland. Our case studies showcase the diverse organisations we’ve worked with, highlighting the customised support and services we provide to help them achieve international growth and social impact.

Learn about the problems they faced, the solutions we put in place and the outcomes delivered. Their stories can inform your own internationalisation plans.

If you’re exploring or are already active in new markets, you can learn from these purpose-driven organisations. Discover how our solutions helped these social enterprises to grow beyond their borders.

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Climate Change Legal Initiative – Leveraging Legal Expertise for a Sustainable Future

C2LI is a social enterprise committed to growing legal knowledge and strengthening expertise in the law to drive just and transformational climate action.

Scotland – A world leader in international social enterprise

Scotland is a global leader in international social enterprise. Organisations like the Homeless World Cup, International Network of Street Papers, and Social Enterprise World Forum demonstrate our success making worldwide impact from headquarters in Scotland.

Solariskit and CREATIVenergie – Scottish innovation building local clean energy solutions globally

Learn about how two ambitious cleantech enterprises, CREATIVenergie and Solariskit, overcame barriers to bring their technologies to East Africa with guidance from Challenges Worldwide.

Saorsa – Building a global anti-slavery data platform

Saorsa 2030 is a Scottish social enterprise founded in 2019 to develop an intelligent aggregated data platform enabling anti-slavery organizations to collaboratively fight modern slavery and unethical supply chains worldwide.

Polycrub – Repurposing aquaculture waste to build food resilience globally

Polycrub is an award-winning Shetland-based social enterprise founded in 2007 that has developed highly durable polytunnel greenhouses by repurposing waste plastic and pipes from the local salmon aquaculture industry. Their modular growing structures enable resilient local food production even in the harshest maritime climates worldwide.

Pianodrome – A living sculpture & performance space made entirely from upcycled pianos

The decade-long journey of two Scottish creative founders, from a local arts experiment to a global social enterprise and international arts movement.

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