ACRE releases rural manifesto at international social enterprise conference
ACRE today released an action manifesto for rural social enterprise at Social Enterprise World Forum 2023 in Amsterdam. ‘Unlocking the power of rural‘ explores a number of universal issues and opportunities and identifies critical ingredients for accelerating community-led rejuvenation in a rural setting. Download the Rural Gathering Manifesto
The manifesto incorporates insights shared by more than 120 social enterprise founders, policy makers and impact investors from rural and remote Australia, Canada, Scotland, Ireland and India who joined the 2022 Social Enterprise World Forum Rural Gathering hosted by ACRE.
ACRE CEO, Matt Pfahlert said the manifesto represents a starting point for articulating and advocating for some universal themes and principles relevant to working with rural communities.
“By learning from and actively supporting each other, social enterprise practitioners, impact investors and government can advance the policy and practice for rejuvenating rural communities.”