The biggest thing leading thinker-and-doer in the emerging social entrepreneur space, Tom Dawkins, co-founder and CEO of StartSomeGood, always gains from attending conferences isn’t the learning that comes from the stage; it’s the relationships formed in the crowd.
Using business as a force for good has taken the world by storm, and for good reason. According to the World Economic Forum, in just two decades, social entrepreneurs have improved more than 622 million lives. They argue that social enterprises exert so much positive influence that they have the potential to transform entire industries for the better. Locally, social enterprise is on the rise and not just for the positive impact the sector is having. Here are 8 other reasons social entrepreneurship is becoming more popular in Australia.
SEWF is an opportunity for social enterprise leaders and practitioners from around the world to network and exchange ideas. The multi-day event of roundtables, panels and open forums will discuss issues relevant to running a social enterprise, measuring impact and navigating the ecosystem.
Juanita Pope from Justice Connect has many vivid memories of the Social Enterprise World Forum 2019 in Ethiopia – the people, the dancing, the camaraderie, the incredible stories of entrepreneurs pushing against the odds to create impressive social impact. But the one thing that really struck a chord was the structural and systemic aspirations of many social enterprises speaking at SEWF.
Australians are working on innovative solutions to society’s most pressing social problems. Here’s a wrap up of the year’s most worthy headlines.