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About the directory

London Early Years Foundation

Photo credit: The London Early Years Foundation (LEYF). Click here to see their profile in the ClearlySo directory.

Our directory provides information on thousands of social businesses and enterprises from all over the world. It includes companies of all shapes and sizes from large multinationals to small not for profit organisations driving social and environmental benefits to their communities.

This page has information on how to use the directory as well as the benefits being listed can bring.

Using the directory

If you're interested in finding out more about the emerging social economy, or contacting a business, our directory serves as a useful research tool. You can search for businesses by name, industry, location and the social and/or environmental benefit they provide.

If you run or work for a social business or enterprise, this is an opportunity to raise your profile, connect with other social ventures and potential partners and count yourself amongst the 3831 other organisations that we have verified as a social business or enterprise.

You are welcome to apply for your business to be listed. The process is free and takes just a few minutes. All you need to do is include the following information:

  • A short company description (no more than 200 characters).
  • Details of your social impact (no more than 250 characters).
  • A list of your social benefits (no more than three).

Once you've completed the form and sent in your application, we evaluate your business against our social business and enterprise definitions. Only once we're fully satisfied your business meets our criteria will we list your business on our site. We will contact you within a few days to let you know if you have been successful. If, for any reason, we decline your application, you are welcome to challenge our decision. Send any supporting information in and if we'll reconsider your application.

To begin the process of adding your organisation to the directory, please click here.