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Social Enterprise ‘Unrecognised’ - Study | Pro Bono Australia

‘Social enterprise’ is an apparently unrecognised term to the general public, with nearly one-third of people in the U.K having never heard of it, according to a recent study.

 

The study, carried out by YouGov on behalf of Charity Finance, quizzed more than 2,000 people and found that 33 percent had never heard of the term.

The study found that just over 30 percent of those questioned thought it meant a business that is more interested in social or environmental goals, than in making money for owners or shareholders.

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The Power of Social Entrepreneurship to Create a Sustainable World

The Power of Social Entrepreneurship to Create a Sustainable World | Transition Culture | Scoop.it

How can we successfully rise to these challenges? In theory, development that is sustainable and not damaging to the planet is doable. In reality, there are challenges at every step, and so far our record on moving towards sustainability in a collective manner, with a common framework, appears to have been quite feeble.

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One Minute Until Impact: Heather Fleming on the Need for Design Thinking

One Minute Until Impact: Heather Fleming on the Need for Design Thinking | Transition Culture | Scoop.it
Social entrepreneurs don't consider their business from the perspective of the people who will be its customers.

 

Heather Fleming is a designer and an engineer who co-founded Catapult Design, a nonprofit firm that collaborates with social entrepreneurs to ensure the products and business models they've designed to change people's lives work in practice. Fleming began her career doing product development in Silicon Valley, but transitioned into humanitarian design after working with Engineers Without Borders.

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The Biology of Business : Why Relationships Matter

The Biology of Business : Why Relationships Matter | Transition Culture | Scoop.it

With Dr Elisabet Sahtouris

- Recognising the importance of cooperation and collaboration as key to energy-efficient and sustainable relationships.
- Discover how scientific principles of biology and the evolution of living systems inform the operation of successful businesses.

Wellington: Friday 23rd March (evening), Saturday 24th March (all day)
Auckland: Friday 30th March (evening), Saturday 31st March (all day)

 

Course content:
Scientific concepts, especially the fundamental assumptions of globalised western science, deeply influence economics, and therefore the human future.

Dr. Elisabet Sahtouris is a world leader in understanding and explaining how the scientific principles of biology and the evolution of living systems can inform the operation of successful businesses as we face global crises.

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The Power of Storytelling for Businesses

The Power of Storytelling for Businesses | Transition Culture | Scoop.it

Socially responsible enterprises thrive because they are able to move people to change. How do they do this? By tapping into the emotional connections that inspire.


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The Common Good Enterprise - A New Term for an Emerging Sector

The Common Good Enterprise - A New Term for an Emerging Sector | Transition Culture | Scoop.it
A new sector is being born that blurs the lines between for-profit and not-for-profit worlds. Business used to be about jobs and profit. Civil society organizations were the avenues to give back beyond job creation and products.

Today, an increasing number of businesses are building healthy communities, living wages and sustainable products into their corporate DNA. And more civil society organizations are embracing business values.

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