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Social Impact: 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 and we’ll brief you on the what 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 11/11/2019, here’s…

What you need to KNOW:

Mindset Musts in Social Entrepreneurship. “Social entrepreneurship is chill!”, said no one ever. Your set of attitudes are critical to how well you manage (and enjoy) the wild ride pursuit of profit and purpose. Here’s some great tips to make your mind work for you and your enterprise, and not the other way round.

What you need to READ:

Social Enterprise Networks: My Six Insights From the Social Enterprise World Forum 2019. What does it take to create and maintain happy, functional networks of social entrepreneurs and enterprises? You know, groups of amazing change makers who feel that supporting each other through grassroots organising is just as important as the impact they’re aiming to achieve in the world. In this post, Emma-Kate Rose, Chair of Queensland Social Enterprise Council and General Manager at Food Connect Brisbane, shares her takeaways from the Social Enterprise World Forum 2019, and from spending a week of quality time with peers in Ethiopia.

What you need to HEAR:

Keith Rovers On The Power Of Business As A Force For Change. A market-leading corporate, finance and projects lawyer, Keith Rovers has driven many of MinterEllison’s headline major property developments acquisition and project finance deals. Keith shares his deep insights from working as a lawyer in a society that’s reliant on flawed models and flawed systems, highlighting some of the issues that exist, whilst pointing to social enterprises & models that show how business can be used to create positive impact.

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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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