A number of international social enterprises are already headquartered in Scotland as this reflects the supportive environment and diverse ecosystem for social enterprise in this country. There are unique challenges in locating in any country where an organisations beneficiaries and its social impact is overseas. Understandably, this limits investment from most domestic sources where it is generally a requirement for impact to be within the home country or region.
The Observatory will continue to engage with and advocate for this important cohort of organisations as they are central to Scotland’s international reputation and global impact.
Many of Scotland’s social enterprises have generated global social impact through partnerships. This includes global networks, single partnerships and international franchise operations. Below are some of the organisations ISEO has supported. If you are interested in partnering with any of these organisations or replicating their models, please get in touch