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Social Enterprise: 3 THINGS to Know, Read and Hear

We get it. Life is crazy and balancing out your time can be super hard. With so much going on it’s difficult stay ahead of the learning game and easy to lose track of what's happening in the world of social impact. The trick is to stop trying to read everything out there. There’s too much. And you’re too busy. Instead, give us roughly 3 minutes each fortnight and we'll brief you on the 3 THINGS you need to know, read and hear. If you're passionate about creating positive social and environmental impact, our handpicked content is all you need to stay informed and inspired.

For the week starting 29/10/2018, here's...

What you need to KNOW:

EduGrowth Business Start. EduGrowth is in search of the most innovative edtech ideas that have the potential to impact the lives of learners globally. As part of this mission, they are running Business Start – a business plan competition to bring cutting edge EdTech products and services to light. There's $7,000 up for grabs for the best ideas. Submissions close 6 November. Enter today!

What you need to READ:

Leadership in an Uncertain World. Traditional leadership interventions are no match for the complex environmental problems impacting the planet. Tackling climate change challenges us to go beyond usual ways of working and usual ways of leading. In today’s rapidly changing climate, Adaptive Leadership can be our handbook to finding stillness and meeting the demands of leadership in a uncertain world.

What you need to HEAR:

Four Myths about Social Enterprises. Some people think that a company that generates social impact cannot be financially successful. Or alternatively, that it cannot generate social impact if it’s focus is on making money. Silvia Manca, responsible for social impact programmes at the European Investment Fund, disagrees and in this talk explains why.

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Jay Boolkin
Jay Boolkin

I'm passionate about positive social change and the power of social entrepreneurship to tackle some of the world’s biggest problems. I believe that for-purpose business models can become part of the mainstream and I am enthusiastic about advocating for business models that are genuinely built around a social or environmental mission.

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