Leadership Victoria is proud to announce we have recently achieved Social Traders Re-Certification, joining a community of Australian businesses that are driven by a social purpose.
Social Traders exists to create jobs for disadvantaged Australians by linking business and government buyers with social enterprises.
Social Traders certification confirms a social enterprise has been verified by Social Traders and meets the definition of a social enterprise in that it:
- has a defined primary social purpose, environmental or other public benefit
- derives a substantial portion of its income from trade
- and reinvests 50% or more of annual profits towards achieving the social purpose
Leadership Victoria is an innovative, independent social enterprise. Our vision is for a better world, where everyone is able to exercise purposeful leadership and contribute to an inclusive and sustainable future. We exist to inspire, connect and mobilise exceptional leaders, and our rich transformative learning experiences enable people to find their leadership purpose.
For 30 years, we have been connecting and empowering leaders across business, government and community sectors, enabling them to exercise the leadership required to address today’s complex challenges and contribute to positive economic, social and environmental outcomes. We purposefully connect leaders with diverse backgrounds, experiences and perspectives to enable fresh thinking on complex challenges. We facilitate powerful networks that endure beyond our programs, enabling leaders to amplify their leadership impact in their organisations, sectors and communities. We focus on purpose, ethics and values, developing adaptive leaders who are inquisitive and reflective. Leaders who want to make a difference and have the skills and mindset to do so.
Our social impact is further strengthened through the LV Foundation. The Foundation develops community leaders through scholarship programs, supports transformational community projects, and harnesses an extensive network of LV Alumni and partners to tackle issues of disadvantage. LV Foundation scholarships enable people from underrepresented communities to participate in Leadership Victoria’s programs, developing leadership capability across Victoria’s richly diverse communities.
Our goal in joining the Social Traders network is to connect with like-minded organisations, share best practice, opportunities, and challenges with other social enterprise leaders, and use the power of the social enterprise marketplace to solve the most pressing societal problems.
We look forward to the rewards this membership will bring, and the ways we can work with a community of organisations who share our values to achieve a wonderful outcome for all involved.
Visit the Social Traders website to read more about their fantastic work.