The hidden heroes of the economy: third sector’s impact

In the realm of economic strategies and business support programs, there exists a quiet and often overlooked hero – the third sector.

In a compelling exploration of the underappreciated heroes of our economy, The Royal Society of Edinburgh unveils the significant but often overlooked contributions of third-sector organisations. Bridging core service gaps in healthcare, job training, and more, these organisations are hidden economic powerhouses yet frequently sidelined in economic strategies and programmes.

This video showcases the breadth and diversity of the third sector by providing a platform for these unsung heroes to share their stories, lessons, and innovative strategies. This event challenges traditional economic paradigms, aiming to redefine the third sector’s role and supporting a new era of recognition and celebration for these economic champions by sharing their stories.

The RSE has also published a policy paper on the economic contributions of the third sector.

Policy advice

The RSE has also published a policy paper on the economic contributions of the third sector.

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