Around 7% of Scottish social enterprises trade internationally and the Observatory partners will work intensively with a growing number of social enterprises to help expand activity in overseas markets. To make the connections for social enterprises to flourish in international markets the Observatory will build on established international trade networks and connections.
Links between Scotland’s social enterprise community and SDI overseas offices will be strengthened. Opportunities will be taken to showcase social enterprise innovations, products and services and to capitalise on nearshore opportunities via Scottish Innovation and Investment Hubs. Corporate partnerships will be cultivated where social enterprises can benefit from global networks and supply chains.
ISEO aims to increase that share through raising awareness, improving connectivity and providing support.