How can public and private sector organisations use their purchasing power to create positive social impact?

Just as individual Australians can make a difference, we’re expecting that same level of social thoughtfulness from governments and other organisations serving our communities.

‘Social procurement’ is how governments and businesses can use their everyday spending to generate a positive impact. This can mean buying goods and services from social enterprises, Aboriginal businesses, Australian disability enterprises and suppliers that assist people who find it hard to get a job.

Our social procurement work is focused on how public and private sector organisations can do just that.

Contact Maria Mupanemunda or Dina Bowman

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By Maria Mupanemunda 2020

How can local governments create employment opportunities for people with disability?

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By Maria Mupanemunda 2020

This resource provides two tools to help organisations plan their purchasing and procurement to achieve social benefits.

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By Maria Mupanemunda 2019

How can public and private sector organisations use their purchasing power to create positive social impact?

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