Verification: Your Questions Answered

Learn more about the global People and Planet First social enterprise verification and how it can benefit your social enterprise.

Social Enterprise Alliance is proud to partner with Social Enterprise World Forum (SEWF) to offer the People and Planet First Verification to the SEA community!

This free session will focus on social enterprise verification, including:

  • What is the People and Planet First verification?
  • Am I eligible for verification?
  • What is the process to become verified?
  • How does a Good Market profile benefit my organization and SEA?
  • How does becoming a verified social enterprise benefit my organization?
  • How does becoming a verified social enterprise the social impact movement?

If you’re at all curious about the low-cost, globally recognized People and Planet First Verification, this session is for you! Our presenters, Rebecca Dray (Buy Social USA, SEWF) and Amanda Kiessel (Good Market) will walk you through the process and answer your questions in real time. You’ll leave knowing whether this verification is right for your organization and your next steps to applying!

Meet our Presenters

Rebecca Dray

Executive Director, Buy Social USA

Rebecca has founded and run several social enterprise companies and ecosystem development organizations over the last 17 years. Originally from the UK, she has experience on both sides of the pond with areas such as social procurement, social enterprise certification and verification systems, social enterprise legal formation and legal structures, policy development and implementation. She is currently Executive Director of Buy Social USA – the first social procurement capacity building organization in the USA.

Amanda Kiessel

Cocreator, Good Market

Dr. Amanda Kiessel is a cocreator of Good Market, a digital commons for social enterprises, cooperatives, responsible businesses, civic organizations, networks, and changemakers working to create a 21st-century economy that’s “good for people and good for the planet.” It currently includes more than 3.200 enterprises across 105 countries. Amanda spent the past 20 years in Asia working with local organizations on agroecology and sustainable food systems, organizational development, and social enterprise. She has a PhD in Environmental Studies, a Masters in Sustainable International Development, and a degree in Biology with a specialty in ecotoxicology. Amanda is an Ashoka Fellow and serves on the board of the Social Enterprise World Forum.

Time: 1:00 – 2:00 PM ET

Location: Virtual

Date: Tuesday, February 20, 2024