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Create social impact through your business purchases

 

SocialVentures has developed a new Business-to-Business Social Enterprise Buying guide in response to local companies that wish 
to use purchases from local social enterprises to meet part of their Diversity & Inclusion or Sustainability goals. Every social enterprise in this Guide creates social impact with the revenues from your purchase.

 

In this guide each social enterprise is identified by which United Nations Sustainable Development Goal is addressed by its social impact. More specific information on many social enterprises’ social impact can be found by visiting our online Marketplace. If you are responsible for your company’s Diversity & Inclusion or Sustainability purchasing program, you can use purchases from the social enterprises in this 
guide to meet your goals. By choosing to do business with local social enterprises, you are also helping to strengthen our community and provide hope to those that are less fortunate.

 

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Validated Social Impact

SocialVentures and Better Business Bureau of Central Ohio (BBB), in collaboration with Measurement Resources Company (MRC), are advancing a pilot program to develop a new service that will review, validate, and communicate the social impact created by social enterprises in Central Ohio. Thirteen social enterprise pilot participants will market test a new seal with consumers.

Photo of Social Impact Validation Seal

The social enterprises in this guide which display this seal have a clearly articulated statement of their social impact that is supported by quantitative metrics. SocialVentures has validated that the metrics are correct and they are consistent with the statement of social impact. When you choose to buy from a social enterprise that has the Validated Impact Seal, SocialVentures has the ability to measure and report the social impact that your organization’s dollar spend has created.

If you are interested in this Impact Reporting Service, or wish one of your social enterprise vendors to acquire the seal, please contact Molly Tafrate at SocialVentures, molly@socialventurescbus.com or 937-272-3261.