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Good Giving this Christmas just got easier!

02 November 2021 4:51 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

The QSEC Good Giving Guide is here!

For those looking to #switch2good this holiday season, look no further than the Queensland Social Enterprise (QSEC) Good Giving Guide, showcasing a small selection of the Council's members... 


According to a national customer sentiment survey conducted by banking giant ING in 2019, an estimated $400 million was spent on 10 million unwanted Christmas gifts, many of which were discarded and likely ended up in landfill.

QSEC president Richard Warner said "As the borders open back up in coming weeks, we will all be preparing for the coming together of families and friends from across borders and the world. It's natural to want to spend time in each other's company, and as the festive season approaches, to share gifts. However as a sector, we like to celebrate ways to reduce waste, redesign and reimagine a world where corporate and personal giving goes beyond consumerism."

Social enterprises embrace the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals and every dollar spent in a social enterprise is returned exponentially in social, environmental and cultural benefits to community. 

Unlike a charity model, social enterprises primarily rely on trade to produce their benefits. 

"Social enterprises come in all shapes and sizes, from law firms to coffee shops and everything in between. We know how tough these past few years has been on businesses. Social enterprises go beyond business as usual, so this year more than ever, we are asking people to switch their spend to good and buy from your local social enterprise," Mr Warner continued.

Top tips on Good Giving include:

1. Is the product sustainably/ethically sourced?
2. Does it reuse/reduce/recycle/redesign resources for impact?
3. Does it provide jobs/income/support for marginalised groups?
4. Is it culturally appropriate/respectful?
5. Can I re-tell the impact story?

For those looking to #switch2good this holiday season, look no further than the Queensland Social Enterprise (QSEC) Good Giving Guide, showcasing a small selection of the Council's members. Can't find what you are looking for? Why not check out the whole directory

GOOD GIVING GUIDE



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