What is Social Enterprise

A social enterprise is a business that puts people and planet first. They trade like any other business, but exist specifically to make the world a better place.


People and Planet First

There’s growing demand for businesses that put people and planet first. But it can be hard to tell the real thing from marketing hype.

To help change this, People and Planet First global verification has launched. It sets five clear and robust minimum standards. Verification against these is simple and affordable. It is governed by social enterprise sector partners around the world, to protect integrity.

No greenwashing. No social washing. No complication. Just businesses that put people and planet first.

We have social enterprise peak bodies in every state and territory and nationally in Australia.

We each work to advocate for the sector and to support the sector to plan, act and learn together in our jurisdiction. And we work together to maximise our effectiveness.