The UK is widely recognized as the most advanced social investment market in the world.
Here is a brief list of Governmental and Private Resources and Tools.
- The first international Social Enterprise journal in the world was established in 2005 by Social Enterprise London (with support from the London Development Association). The Social Enterprise Journal has been followed by the Journal of Social Entrepreneurship, and coverage of the issues pertaining to the social economy and social enterprise are also covered by the Journal of Co-operative Studies and the Annals of Co-operative and Public Economics.
- The European Social Enterprise Research Network (EMES) and the Co-operative Research Unit (CRU) at the Open University have also published research into social enterprise.
- The Skoll World Forum, organised jointly by Oxford and Duke Universities, brings together researchers and practitioners from across the globe.
- Social Firms UK (http://www.socialfirmsuk.co.uk/social-firms-uk)- a website, serving as a specific guide of social endeavor and advise where the social assignment is to provide an examples for future employment, work knowledge, training and volunteering occasions, within a supportive and working environment, for people who struggling to find an employment or proper jobs.
- Social investment and social entrepreneurship in the UK (https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/social-investment-and-social-entrepreneurship-in-the-uk) This guidance explains social investing and starting a social venture in the UK for international social investors and entrepreneurs.
- Social investment: a force for social change - UK strategy 2016 . This domestic strategy outlines how, over the next 5 years, the government will: use social investment to transform public services; grow the social economy; strengthen the social investment marketplace (https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/social-investment-a-force-for-social-change-uk-strategy-2016)
- Understanding mission-led businesses: terms of reference (https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/understanding-mission-led-businesses-terms-of-reference) These terms of reference outline the government's review on mission-led businesses and their role in the UK's growing social economy.
- Understanding business support for social enterprises (https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/understanding-business-support-for-social-enterprises)
- Start-up Manuals - (http://startups.co.uk)
- Social Enterprise UK - (https://www.socialenterprise.org.uk) With an ever-expanding membership, it`s the largest social enterprise network in the UK. As well as operating nationally, SEUK has a strong regional presence in communities through their Social Enterprise Places Programme.