Advocacy

We promote and support initiatives to contribute in the improvement of a legal and regulatory framework that enables social innovation.

We join efforts with other actors from the sector to foster an innovation-friendly ecosystem, with public policies aimed at financing social innovation, their recognition of the market, the promotion of education for entrepreneurship, and a conductive legal framework.

Concrete measures to promote entrepreneurship and social innovation

The stimulation of social innovation is one of the main pillars of the European strategy, with initiatives like Horizon 2020 to fund experimentation of new solutions to social problems. Also, most European countries are currently developing a supportive ecosystem for innovation and social entrepreneurship. On their behalf, member countries of the Group of Eight (G8), which Spain joined in 2019, have created the Global Social Impact Investment Steering Group (GSF) to promote entrepreneurship with social impact, as well as its impact investment.

This is why, in 2015, we joined other organizations to propose concrete lines of action in Spain to promote:

1. Fiscal incentives for social entrepreneurship and social impact investment.
2. Creation of a fund for Research, Development and Social Innovation (R+D+i social)
3. Launch of social impact bonds (SIB)
4. Inclusion of social clauses into public procurement.
5. Creation of a National Advisory Board in Social Impact Investment.

Read the details, the complete justification, and the international references of each proposal.

Proposal for the creation of a “Limited Partnership of Common Interest” (SLIG in Spanish)

In 2011, we launched an initiative to create the SLIG, as a new legal denomination which allows social enterprises to operate with better access to funds and fiscal benefits. The proposal received more than 130 allegiances of organizations and professionals, and a working group of key stakeholders from the sector was created to develop it.

In October 2013 a law proposal to support entrepreneurship activities, was presented to the Congress of Deputies.