IIX – $8m Woman’s Livelihood Bond

The Impact Investment Exchange has established “the world’s first impact investing instrument for social and financial returns to be listed on a stock exchange”. . The Women’s Livelihood Bond is a US$8 million bond for impact enterprises and microfinance institutions to grow their businesses and scale social impact. The world’s first bond with dual focus on financial and social returns, […]

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The Co-Op Builder (free online tool)

The the Business Council of Co-operatives and Mutuals has released the Co-op builder, a free, online tool that farmer groups can use to register their business as a co-operative. “The Co-op Builder is an online template for the legal documents required to set up a co-operative in Australia. It has been developed by the peak body for co-operatives, […]

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Legislation Drafted for Crowd-sourced Equity Funding to Proprietary Companies

The Federal Government has released draft legislation and associated explanatory materials to extend Crowd-sourced Equity Funding (CSEF) to proprietary companies. These changes are being progressed as part of the 2017-2018 Budget. CSEF allows a large number of individuals to make small financial investments in exchange for an equity stake in the company. The Government has […]

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Social Shopper Christmas Guide

QSEC is creating a shopping guide for people seeking gifts with a social impact. If you have some Social Enterprise goods or services that you would like to see under people’s Christmas trees this month, make sure to fill out the form (link below) and we will promote your product or service offerings for the […]

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QSEC at Logan City Council Social Enterprise Expo

The 2016 Logan Social Enterprise Expo was hosted by the Independent Social Enterprise Network – Logan, a support, advocacy and knowledge sharing organisation for Logan-based social enterprises and not-for-profit organisations. QSEC participated in this free event featuring a series of guest speakers who have experience in developing social enterprises. The event was officially opened by Queensland Government Minister, […]

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FNQ Accelerator Program – Celebrating the graduates

Over August and September, in partnership with QSEC, the School for Social Entrepreneurs invited upcoming social innovators for their Accelerator program, taking ideas and energy for local enterprise toward a sound and sustainable future as a social venture. Graduation for the fantastic class of pitchers was held on October 7, celebrating the growth of their […]

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What’s in store for 2016 – from the Chair

I was both honoured and delighted to be voted in as Chair at our AGM last year. First let me acknowledge our outgoing Chair, and the first Chair of QSEC, Steve Williams for his vision, passion, leadership, and follow through.  As many of us know in the social enterprise field startups are never easy and […]

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IMPACT Summer Soiree

IMPACT Summer Soiree When: 13 February, 2016 @ 5:00 – 8:00 pm Where: Bar of Social Conscience (BOSC) – 69 Vulture St, West End LIMITED ATTENDANCE: Reserve your place here. IMPACT Summer Soiree combines networking, keynote speakers, and social enterprise to create a truly unique event. Additionally, the night also launches IMPACT Network; an initiative […]

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Workshops with NCEC – Social Enterprise with and by Communities

  Wednesday, 17 February and Wednesday, 16 March 2016 from 9:00 AM to 12:30 PM Social Enterprise can be a powerful tool for communities wanting to address social and economic barriers. These two half-day workshops, led by Australian Social Enterprise of the year 2015, will focus on the development of social enterprise with and by […]

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QSEC Overview

QSEC Committee Chairperson Steve Williams provides an overview of the work of QSEC and achievements for 2015.

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