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Nelson Social Enterprise Forum – May 2017

Welcome to our 2nd social enterprise forum for 2017. As well as an opportunity to reconnect with fellow social entrepreneurs and discuss the scope and focus of your projects, we have the privilege of having Alex Hannant – CEO of Akina Foundation (
‘Strengthening social and economic development through social enterprise’
Around the world and in New Zealand, social enterprise is a becoming an increasingly popular approach to support local development and address social and environment problems.
By combining social and commercial approaches, the social enterprise model appeals to business-minded entrepreneurs wanting to achieve social good, and to community organisations seeking independence and financial sustainability.
Alex will introduce the practicalities of how social enterprises work, and layout the strategic context for how they can be supported. His talk will cover:
– Social enterprise models and approaches
– Relevance to community resilience and local economic development
– Developmental challenges and enablers
– New Zealand data points and sector developments
– Potential opportunities and strategies for local government and other partners
For Further info or questions please contact [email protected]

Article type: Meetings and events
Start date: May 15, 2017
Start time: 10:00 AM
End Date: May 15, 2017
End Time: 12:00 PM
Venue:May 15th 10am-12pm, Innovate, NMIT, G Block, Mezzanine Floor Level 2

Cost: Free

Contact Name: Matt Walters

Contact Email: [email protected]

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