Big Issue Invest

Big Issue Invest continues to uphold the Social Enterprise Mark

Big Issue Invest is defining what it means to be a genuine social enterprise with the Social Enterprise Mark

SocialEnterpriseMark CIC is the award-winning socialenterprise accreditation authority, which recognises and builds the capabilities of socialenterprises as competitive, sustainable businesses, dedicated to maximising social impact. As a Social Enterprise Mark ambassador, Big Issue Invest recognises how important our commitment is to operate as a socialenterprise, with the central aim of using our profits to maximise social benefit, taking precedent over generating dividends for shareholders.

SocialEnterpriseMark is responsible for assessing applications for the internationally recognised  the SocialEnterprise Gold Mark, and the new SocialEnterprise Disability Employment Mark and the Local Authority Disability Employment Mark. It’s world-first accreditations ensure that the business model remains ethical, credible and commercial. It provides clear standards for the socialenterprise sector, defining what it means to be a genuine social enterprise.

The SocialEnterpriseMark is the only internationally available socialenterprise accreditation, which now has a presence in 10 countries.

If you’d like to apply for your social enterprise to also represent the Social Enterprise Mark you can register your interest here.

Bigger Issues need bigger solutions

Big Issue Group is creating new solutions through enterprise to unlock opportunities for the 14.5 million people living in poverty to earn, learn and thrive. Big Issue Group brings together our media and investment initiatives as well as a diverse and pioneering range of new solutions, all of which aim to dismantle poverty by creating opportunity. Learn how you can change lives today.

Recommended for you

Read All
Local theatre company receives £104K in investment from Big Issue Invest
Big Issue Invest

Local theatre company receives £104K in investment from Big Issue Invest

ESG, Regulation and Data reporting  – should we be implementing an Impact Balance Sheet?
Big Issue Invest

ESG, Regulation and Data reporting  – should we be implementing an Impact Balance Sheet?

Milton Keynes-based community interest company receives £50K in funding from Big Issue Invest to help empower disadvantaged communities
Big Issue Invest

Milton Keynes-based community interest company receives £50K in funding from Big Issue Invest to help empower disadvantaged communities

Bristol-based charity that tackles social exclusion receives £40K in funding from Big Issue Invest
Big Issue Invest

Bristol-based charity that tackles social exclusion receives £40K in funding from Big Issue Invest

Most Popular

Read All
How much will the Queen's funeral cost?
1.

How much will the Queen's funeral cost?

The internet's best reactions as Kwasi Kwarteng cuts taxes and lifts the cap on bankers' bonuses
2.

The internet's best reactions as Kwasi Kwarteng cuts taxes and lifts the cap on bankers' bonuses

From benefit claimants to bankers: Here’s what the mini-budget means for your pay packet
3.

From benefit claimants to bankers: Here’s what the mini-budget means for your pay packet

5 ways anti-homeless architecture is used to exclude people from public spaces
4.

5 ways anti-homeless architecture is used to exclude people from public spaces

To mark our new Arctic Monkeys exclusive interview, we’ve picked out some of our best band and musician interviews from the past, featuring Arctic Monkeys (2018), When Jarvis met Bowie, The Specials, Debbie Harry and more. Sign up to our mailing list to receive your free digital copy.