Social enterprises — they can be described as hybrids of traditional non-profit organisations and profit-driven businesses. Beyond their unique focus on generating positive social impact and tackling some of societies’ most difficult problems, social enterprises can also be highly innovative and nimble in adapting to changing environments. They have to think holistically and creatively, to design systemic solutions that meet the needs of their customers and at the same time, create the social impact to which they are committed whilst maintaining profitability. With a business model that is centred on people and to improve lives, what is distinctive about such an organisation’s culture and the work experience of its employees? How does valuing inclusivity and diversity impact operational efficiency and effectiveness? What are some opportunities for different organisations to better collaborate and synergise to expand their impact and create greater good?
Hear from our speakers who will share experiences and insights from their journey — the challenges, difficulties and lessons learnt from starting social enterprises.