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.

Now a new report provides in-depth insight into what makes Scotland an exemplary ecosystem supporting international growth of purpose-driven organisations. It highlights our progressive policies centred on wellbeing and equality that closely align with social enterprise values. The report also showcases the practical support available to international enterprises locating in Scotland, from business incubation to legal advice to funding access. Pages of case studies profile renowned Scottish social mission-driven organisations across sectors that have grown global networks and influence.

Download the report now to discover tangible proof of why Scotland offers an ideal location for international social enterprises. Understand how our supportive government strategies, robust practitioner networks, and real-life success stories confirm Scotland’s reputation as a pioneering hub of global social innovation.

More Case Studies

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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.

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.

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