Articulating Social Impact
This webinar will focus on the importance of accreditation to help social enterprises prove their credentials and how it can help in the journey towards articulating social impact better.
We welcome Lucy Findlay from Social Enterprise Mark CIC who will be sharing her experience and thoughts on the importance of accreditation and how it relates to social impact.
Social Enterprise Mark CIC is an award-winning international social enterprise accreditation authority, which recognises and builds the capabilities of social enterprises as competitive, sustainable businesses, dedicated to maximising social impact.
Social Enterprise Mark CIC is the only social enterprise accreditation body to operate as a social enterprise and were named in the top 40 UK social enterprises in the 2020 SE100 Index and Social Business Awards.
About your speaker
Lucy Findlay MBE has played a leading role in the UK social enterprise sector pretty much since the phrase was first coined. She is the founding Managing Director of Social Enterprise Mark CIC, the international social enterprise accreditation authority.
Lucy is publicly recognised as a key player in the sector and over the last ten years has developed the Social Enterprise Mark from a regional project to an internationally available accreditation, providing a clear standard for the social enterprise sector and added social value. She has been recognised through sector awards, as well as mainstream business awards. She was also appointed an MBE in the 2019 Queen’s New Year Honours, in recognition of her contribution to the social enterprise sector.
Lucy remains determined that social enterprise is a legitimate alternate business model and a powerful force to change society. This focus feeds into everything she and the organisation does. She promotes the importance of accreditation to ensure authenticity and verification of social impact and added social value.