Buy Social Europe B2B
We are increasingly aware of pressing global social and climate challenges and the need for a more inclusive and sustainable economy in our rapidly changing world. Growing social and legislative pressures urge companies to integrate sustainability into their business strategies and operations firmly. The concept of social procurement – buying from social enterprises that put people and the planet first – has emerged as a powerful strategy for sustainability. It unites purpose and profit, allowing mainstream enterprises to source the goods and services they need while adding impact, innovation and diversity to their supply chains.
A new international initiative – Buy Social Europe B2B – has been officially launched during the 2023 Social Enterprise World Forum week in Amsterdam. With 23 partners from 17 countries, led by Euclid Network, this initiative unites the longest-standing and most experienced experts in the field of social procurement together in one movement.
The main goals are increasing awareness, capacity building and match-making opportunities for social and mainstream enterprises.
- more successful trade partnerships between mainstream and social enterprises
- more long-term prospects to increase innovation through partnerships and
- positive progress toward a new economy in the next few years.
Buy Social Europe B2B has received €0.5m funding from the European Union and the multinational software company SAP. In addition, consortium partners each co-fund at least 10% of activities.
Slovenian consortium partner is FUND2740 – High Impact Foundation.
Learn more about the initiative and join the Buy Social European and global movement today as an impact or social enterprise, mainstream enterprise, funder, or (inter)national social enterprise network here: https://buysocialeuropeb2b.eu/