• Published Date: 31/10/2018
  • by: UNDP

ASEAN Social Enterprise Structuring Guide

Although the concept of Social Enterprise has been present in Thailand for years, to be qualifying as a social enterprise is still quite challenging. Lack of understanding in legal environment in the business community is a major cause for failure stories of young entrepreneurs.

Therefore, to better understand the context of legal requirement and terms are essential to establish a successful business.

This “ASEAN Social Enterprise Structuring Guide” shares a comprehensive understanding for young social innovators to set up a business in eight ASEAN country, including Thailand. The guide provides options available, the pros and cons of different legal forms, the documentation that is required and the licenses and permits needed to carry out certain business activities, as well as guidance on the taxes. Case studies are also included to illustrate how social enterprises have responded to specific challenges.

Check out this free guide here: ASEAN Social Enterprise Structuring Guide

The guide is made with the collaboration between United Nations ESCAP, #BritishCouncil, Thomson Reuters Foundation, and Tilleke & Gibbins International Ltd.

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There are many innovation platforms all over the world. What makes Thailand Social Innovation Platform unique is that we have created a Thai platform fully dedicated to the SDGs, where social innovators in Thailand can access a unique eco system of entrepreneurs, corporations, start-ups, universities, foundations, non-profits, investors, etc. This platform thus seeks to strengthen the social innovation ecosystem in Thailand in order to better be able to achieve the SDGs. Even though a lot of great work within the field of social innovation in Thailand is already happening, the area lacks a central organizing entity that can successfully engage and unify the disparate social innovation initiatives taking place in the country.

This innovation platform guides you through innovative projects in Thailand, which address the SDGs. It furthermore presents how these projects are addressing the SDGs.

Aside from mapping cutting-edge innovation in Thailand, this platform aims to help businesses, entrepreneurs, governments, students, universities, investors and others to connect with new partners, projects and markets to foster more partnerships for the SDGs and a greener and fairer world by 2030.

The ultimate goal of the platform is to create a space for people and businesses in Thailand with an interest in social innovation to visit on a regular basis whether they are looking for inspiration, new partnerships, ideas for school projects, or something else.

We are constantly on the lookout for more outstanding social innovation projects in Thailand. Please help us out and submit your own or your favorite solutions here

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