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The State of Social Enterprise in Malaysia

In February 2017, the British Council and United Nations ESCAP signed a collaborative agreement to promote the growth of social enterprise and impact investment across the Asia-Pacific region as a means of supporting progress on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Together we are co-operating to provide research, analysis, training, policy dialogues and offer guidance to support policy makers and other stakeholders in formulating and implementing policies and strategies that foster social enterprise and create enabling environments for impact investment.

The social enterprise survey in Malaysia is an example of this work and will provide information as to the size and scale of the social enterprise sector in the country.

Social enterprises harness trade, investment and business activity towards social and environmental objectives and are increasingly recognised as critical drivers of innovation for sustainable development.

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