Be an ambassador of social change

Contribute to the social, economic, cultural and environmental wellbeing of your community

Choose a sustainable education

Watch the short animations below to find out why you should invest in a sustainable education.

These animations were created by Graphic Design undergraduate students at Plymouth College of Art


More than ever before, young people are reporting that they need to believe the work they are doing has a social purpose.

Recent research by Deloitte  shows that, for millenials, success is about more than just the bottom line. 87% of millenials believe that the success of a business should be measured in terms of more than just financial performance.

As part of the next generation of business people, you can make a difference in your community and the wider world – be a catalyst for social change and the real business revolution by getting involved in social enterprise.

Through social enterprise, businesses can operate with a positive impact on the world we live in. Social enterprises are businesses that trade to create benefits for people and the planet. Social enterprises accredited with Social Enterprise Mark/Gold Mark are independently guaranteed to put people and planet ahead of shareholder gain.

Our directory  is the only directory to list only independently accredited social enterprises, proven to trade for people and planet.

Look for the Mark!


Photo courtesy of Dom Moore and University of St Mark & St John

Photo courtesy of Dom Moore and University of St Mark & St John


Students and graduates are increasingly reporting that they seek employment and lifestyles that enable them to contribute to the social, cultural and environmental wellbeing of their communities, society and the world around them, rather than simply thinking of a degree as a route to a highly paid career.

You may be surprised to find out that you can contribute towards positive social change by choosing to study at a university with a proven commitment to creating benefits for people and planet.

Choosing a university with the Social Enterprise Mark/Gold Mark is one way you can help to create a positive impact on your community and find a solution to social issues. Universities that are awarded this accreditation are committed to reinvesting a majority of profits into creating positive social and environmental impacts.