Social Enterprises: A Legal Handbook

Created: March 26, 2019 at 4:23 PM | Updated: June 4, 2019 | By Parry Field Lawyers

An ebook on what you need to know to set up a social enterprise in New Zealand - download it from the Supporting Files section at the bottom of this page. 

The handbook covers topics like:

Options for Social Enterprises in New Zealand

  • What is a Social Enterprise?
  • Legal structure options in New Zealand
  • Company or Trust: Which one to choose?
  • How to set up a Social Enterprise as a Charitable Trust

What might Social Enterprise reform look like?

Useful Resources for Social Enterprises

  • Questions to ask before joining a Social Enterprise board
  • Reasons for a Trust Board to incorporate


Social Enterprises in New Zealand - A legal handbook

Supporting documents

social enterprises in NZ
.pdf  1.9 MB