Is growth always a good thing? With the privileged few continuing to get richer while the poor get poorer, it seems that the current model of economic growth at any cost isn’t working.
The Social Enterprise Mark CIC annual conference, which is being hosted by Aston University on 19th & 20th June, will challenge the status quo to consider alternative economic models, which can create a fairer and more equitable system of growth. There is an exciting line-up of speakers, including Alex Maitland of Oxfam, Megan Peat of RBS Social & Community Capital, Dr Pragya Agarwal of The Art Tiffin, Paul Devoy of Investors in People and Nigel Kershaw of the Big Issue Group.
The event will address some challenging questions:
How can we support social enterprises to win more business?
How can we shift to a more human economy?
Have we got the right financial tools to support sustainable growth?
How can we tackle inequality to ensure diversity in social enterprise?
Certification; a short-cut for business growth or a process that helps support the ‘right’ kind of business sustainability?
All are welcome – tickets are available to book online from £95+VAT; the price includes access to the conference across the two days, including a drinks reception and BBQ on 19th June.
Reduced rate tickets are also available for individuals and smaller social enterprises/businesses at just £30+VAT/fees for attendance on 20th June only, or £60+VAT/fees for attendance across both days.
The UK Social Entrepreneur Index, sponsored by UBS, is a celebration of social entrepreneurship across the UK.
Open to social entrepreneurs tackling a social or environmental issue at any scale, entrants will act as beacons of inspiration for others to encompass positive social impact.
For more info visit www.socialentsindex.co.uk.
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