People and Planet First

Around the world there is a growing movement of enterprises that prioritize people and planet over private profit. They include social enterprises, cooperatives, fair trade enterprises, social businesses and others.

People and Planet First is a banner that unites this global movement. It provides a verification system that recognizes trusted country-based and global certifications, provides verification in countries where these do not exist, allows access to resources and strengthens collective advocacy.

Social Enterprise Alliance (SEA) has been a focal point for the social enterprise movement in the United States since its inception in 1998. We are proud to be an Official Verification Partner with People and Planet First.

Together, as a global network of partners, we are all transforming business and building an economy for everyone to thrive, within the means of our living planet.

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Why verification? Why now?

Together we can make a difference. Individually we can benefit from the group. It's a win-win:

Stand and be counted. Getting ourselves verified will allow us to show the power of our global movement and all of its diversity. Then, we can work together to change the current economic system in ways no single network can do alone.

Strengthen the message. Be recognized as a collective - a globally trusted group of networks and enterprises that all put People and Planet First.

Expand your markets. Collectively leverage more from buyers that purchase with purpose and access new market opportunities for our enterprises through social procurement, consumer awareness, and collective action.

Save on products and services. Aggregate free and discounted services and software from more supporter partners like TrustLaw and GrantStation.

Be seen. Get more visibility for all our enterprises through integrations with global platforms, such as the SAP Business Network.

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