Initial Social Audit

FairShares Diagnostics

The FairShares Association’s social auditing and diagnostic tools were strongly influenced by the following academic paper.

  • Ridley-Duff, R. J. and Southcombe, C. (2012) “The Social Enterprise Mark: a critical review of its conceptual dimensions”, Social Enterprise Journal, 8(3): 176-200,

This survey presents six questions to gather initial information about social purpose and impact, ethics and values, and social democratic governance.  It is usually the starting point for further work developing stakeholder’s understanding of social enterprise (using the ‘Social Enterprise Survey’).

Click here for: Initial Social Audit

For help interpreting the results, see the documentation on the FairShares Wiki.

To continue your social audit with a more detailed and structured evaluation of your values and principles, take the Social Enterprise Survey.

You can open the Advanced Management Diagnostics to contribute to a stakeholder analysis of the values and principles of your chosen enterprises. This helps you to complete a FairShares Canvass.

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