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.