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Community and social enterprise related articles, reports and publications, 1993 to 1994

This file contains 2 folders of documents on a range of topics including the following examples:
-Co-operatives in Sweden and Italy
-Community and local economic development
-Social capital
-Speech by the Rt Hon John Smith QC MP to the ICOM-SCDC conference, Glasgow 20 November 1993
-Community workshops and worksheets
-Local ideas in action series notes
-Shetland Community Enterprises
-Papers by John Pearce, 'Community co-operatives: an alternative approach to "profit"'; 'Community enterprises in Scotland: acting locally'
-Working group synopsis and handwritten notes from the working group on 'Key values and concepts of a new economy'
-Work reintegration of the mentally disabled
-Social auditing
-Rural regeneration in Northern Ireland
-Papers from the European congress, Dessau, 31 August - 4 September 1994

John Pearce papers (part of the Social Enterprise Collection Scotland)

  • GB 1847 SECS-JP
  • Fonds
  • 1973-2010

This collection is part of the Social Enterprise Collection Scotland. The collection includes John Pearce's papers dating from 1976, when he moved to Scotland, until his retirement in 2010. They include correspondence, hand annotated agendas and minutes from a variety of meetings, newspaper cuttings that Pearce found of interest, training guides (some of which he created himself), and material relating to legal structures of community and social enterprises. The papers reflect Pearce’s areas of interest and expertise (such as Social Accounting and Audit), and the work of organisations that he founded and/or was a member of: Industrial Common Ownership Movement (ICOM), Industrial Common Ownership Finance (ICOF), Scottish Co-operative Development Committee (SCDC), Commonwealth Association for Local Action in Development (COMMACT), Community Business Scotland, Scottish Community Enterprise Investment Fund. The records have been arranged into 2 series reflecting these areas of John Pearce's work:
-Social enterprise papers, 1973-2010
-Social accounting and audit (SAA) papers, 1977-2008

Pearce, John | 1942 - 2011 | social enterprise pioneer

Community and social enterprise related articles, reports and publications, 2002 to 2004

This file contains 1 folder of documents on a range of topics including the following examples:
-Social economy
-Social enterprise
-Newspaper clippings on hybrid enterprises
-'Shared Interest quarterly return', newsletter of the Shared Interest Society, issue 43, spring 2002
-'New Statesman', special supplement on social enterprise
-Social enterprise strategy for London
-Cabinet Office circular on proposed shake-up of charity law, September 2002
-Local economy segmentation
-Liverpool Plus, draft prospectus for development
-Seminars on support for social entrepreneurs and on investing in social enterprises
-Dr Karl Birkhölzer paper, 'Development and perspectives of the social economy or third sector in Germany', December 2004
-'The Observer', special report on social enterprise, 24 October 2004

Fourth Working for Common Wealth Conference presentations, September 1996, Northern Ireland

This file contains 1 folder:
-Address by the commonwealth Secretary-General, Chief Emeka, Anyaoku - 'Space in which hope can grow'
-Papers delivered at conference talks and workshops by speakers from Northern Ireland, Great Britain, Sri Lanka, India, New Zealand, Australia and South Africa

The Fourth Working for Common Wealth Conference was held in the University of Ulster, Derry, Northern Ireland from 23-27 September 1996

European COMMACT conferences and symposium

This file contains 1 folder:
-One paper presented by Dr Karl Birkhölzer, Technical University of Berlin, at the meeting on 'Regional labour markets and labour market policies in the New Länder' held in Dresden
-Two papers presented at the International symposium 'Local Economy' in Technical University of Berlin on 18 November 1992
-Three papers presented at the COMMACT Europe Conference 1993 in Durham from 17-19 September 1993

Third Working for Common Wealth Conference presentations, April 1992, Malaysia

This file contains 2 folders:
-Keynote speech, 'Global Issues and Local Action – A Perspective' , 20 April 1992, by Ezra Mbogori, Director, Undugu Society, Nairobi, Kenya (folder 1)
-Papers delivered at conference talks and workshops by speakers from Malaysia, Southern Africa, India, Australia, New Zealand and United Kingdom, Netherlands and USA (folders 1 and 2)
-Colour photograph of delegates attending the conference (folder 2)
-Leaflet for the Malaysian Association for the Blind (folder 2)

The third COMMACT conference was held at Kuala Terengganu, Malaysia from 19 to 25 April 1992.

Constitution, general assembly and miscellaneous papers of COMMACT

This file contains 1 folder:
-Meeting paper, 'A proposal for a pilot Commonwealth Exchange Programme “an Investment in People” (Zimbabwe, Scotland, Australia)'
-Constitution of the Commonwealth Association for Local Action and Economic Development (COMMACT), one copy not dated and one version revised 1999
-Proposal for Local Development Practitioners Association
-Typescript and handwritten notes on programme for workshop on development of small and medium scale enterprise & projects
-Leaflets on COMMACT vision and actions
-Proposed Constitution of the International Association of Local Development Practitioners
-Paper presented at the International commonwealth conference on Local Economic Development, Goa, 21-28 September 1988, 'Local Employment Initiatives, Grameen Bank’s Experience', by Mohammed Emdadul Haque
-Introduction to COMMACT with photocopies of extracts from 'CB News': 'Think Global – Act Local' by Ingrid Salomonsen; 'Working for Common Wealth' by John Pearce

Commonwealth Association for Local Action and Economic Development (COMMACT) papers

This sub-series consists of 5 files:
-Constitution, general assembly and miscellaneous papers of COMMACT, 1988-1999
-Third Working for Common Wealth Conference presentations, Malaysia, April 1992
-European COMMACT conferences and symposium, 1992-1993
-Fourth Working for Common Wealth Conference presentations, Northern Ireland, September 1996
-Conference, general assembly and work programme papers of COMMACT, 1996-2005

COMMACT (Commonwealth Association for Local Action and Economic Development) was established in 1990 by practitioners of local development organisations, alternative trading organisations and related institutions as a forum for exchange of experience and promote activity in the area of social and economic development at local level. The registered business address was Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and membership was open to individuals and organisations in the field of people-centred development.

ICOM, ICOF and SCDC operational papers, January 1982- May 1988

This file contains 3 folders of a range of documents including the following examples:
-Correspondence, meeting notes, newsletters and reports relating to the operations of ICOM, ICOF and SCDC
-Changing form of ICOF
-Discussion paper by ICOF on ‘The establishment and operation of local loan funds for worker co-operatives’ and another on ‘Notes on the operation of local ICOF funds’, January 1982
-Paper on EEC finance for Co-op development and worker co-ops
-Draft by John Pearce of proposals for the development of ICOF, March 1982
-Draft of proposed policy for ICOF consultancy work, September 1982
-Memorandum and Articles of Association of ICOF, April 1973
-Paper on EEC finance for Co-op development and worker co-ops
-Printed pamphlet ‘Financing of worker Co-operatives: Some practical proposals’, ICOF
-‘The future of ICOF Ltd: Company Structure, Sources and Applications of Funds’, John Berry, October 1985
-Paper, ‘One Million Pounds for Common Ownership’, John Pearce
-ICOF: The Next Steps, Corporate Plan 1987-1997, John Berry, January 1988
-First draft ‘Methods of financing worker co-operatives in the UK: A study for the SME task force of the European Commission’ by Nigel Mason, May 1988

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