Doing ‘Good Business’ in Emerging Markets
Focus on Social Entrepreneurship in Africa is gaining momentum but while spreading rapidly, it is often confused with charity or CSI/CSR. Companies that do however create social, environmental and financial sustainability as their way of doing business do not only build good brands, but have a competitive advantage beyond mere compliance.
Social entrepreneurship as a practice supports business in realising its vision and provides tools to understand emerging markets and the value at the base of the pyramid.
Thierry Boulanger, Samsung’s Director of IT Solutions, Africa will share how they have incorporated social entrepreneurship into their solar powered internet school’s programme.
The Challenge & Prize
Hub Johannesburg and Behold SA invite you to a hands-on challenge in developing a social entrepreneurial opportunity. Teams will compete to solve a case study to create impact in various communities, and ensuring all stakeholders benefit.
The winning team is invited to lunch with David Lewis, former head of the Competition Tribunal and author of Thieves at the Dinner Table.
Who should attend & why should you come?
We invite strategists, innovators, management consultants, investors, enterprise development practitioners, NGO leaders and social entrepreneurs.
- Broaden your understanding of social entrepreneurship
- Understand the indicators that make an effective social enterprise
- Use creativity, knowledge and experience to come up with innovative and implementable solutions
- Access talent and creative minds
- Develop skills and competencies of intrapreneurship
- Develop a cross-sector network of business and entrepreneurs making social impact
Date: Wednesday, 26 July 2012
Time: 12h30-18h00 (including cocktails)
Cost: Corporate participants R2000
Social entrepreneurs & NGOs R1000
- Shake the World Support the MDGs and job creation in South Africa
The Shake the World campaign aims to create awareness around the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and ignite people to take responsibility for the goals by simply wearing one of the 8 colourful bracelets. The bracelets are produced by rural craft women of Africa Ignite, a rural empowerment NGO based in KZN. The campaign was launched in 2011 in Netherlands and South Africa and we are gradually rolling out internationally. To date over 400 000 bracelets have been produced, empowering 1000+ rural craft women. It was done without a penny from grant funding, which makes it a leading example of job creation, enterprise development, social entrepreneurship and TRADE instead of AID. Thanks to our partners Edgars and SAfm.
Interview with Glenda Raven, Senior Manager at the Environmental Leadership Programme of WWF South Africa
When it comes to creating impact in society one more and more oftens hears the term Social Entrepreneurship entering the conversations. But what does it…